The strings of the Boston Symphony have never sounded better than they did during the recordings sessions from the Spring of 57. Under the direction of Charles Munch and Arthur Fiedler, some of the finest string playing in the history of the stereophonic LP was recorded! Prime examples of these stellar sessions include Tchaikovskys Serenade For Strings, Barbers Adagio For Strings and Fiedlers magnificent performances of Griegs Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2. This recording features noted soprano Eileen Farrell. Fiedler coupled Peer Gynt with Griegs luscious Lyric Suite, another tour de force for those incredible Boston strings! Since this record was made with pop-classical maestro Arthur Fiedler, the orchestra appears as their alternate guise of The Boston Pops.
Steeped with strong competition, Fiedlers Peer Gynt stands at the top of all the recordings. This performance has drive, energy, precision, and above all, the soul that is missing from any of todays sterile readings. Ciscos new 180-gram issue has all the fullness and weight audiophiles have come to expect from RCAs BSO recordings. There are some very good reasons why many of the Living Stereo Boston records are now highly prized collectors items. If you have invested your time and money into a state-of-the-art analog playback system, you deserve this stunning example of LP technology!
180-gram vinyl pressed at Record Technology, mastered from the original 3-track 1/2 analog tapes! Faithfully reproduced jacket and labels
Pressed by R.T.I.
Mastered from the Original 3-track 1/2" Analog Tapes
All original gatefold jacket and labels
Eileen Farrell, soprano
Boston Pops Orchestra
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
1. Suite No. 1, Op. 46
2. Suite No. 2, Op. 55 (Part One)
3. Suite No. 2 (Part Two)
4. Lyric Suite, Op. 54