It has been said that "the Fifth Symphony embodies the highest achievements of Prokofiev the orchestrator,uniting an intoxicating many-colored palette with a clean discipline of orchestral development." Nowhere in recorded form have these orchestral colors been captured with such startling fidelity in large part due to the efforts of Everest as a pioneer in the art of 35MM magnetic tape recording under the supervision of Bert Whyte.
These Prokofiev 5th sessions were recorded in 1959 at Walthamstow Town Assemby Hall, London (location of many Wilkinson / Decca recordings) with Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the London Symphony and directly onto 3 channels of 35MM magnetic tape. The original edited 3 track 35MM master tapes were used for this historic project of remastering for the Classic Everest 35MM LP and HDAD Series. Using a specially modified Ampex 1551, with Len Horowitz running the tape machine, Bernie Grundman does the honors of transferring to lacquer these 45+ year old gems of recorded history. For the first time ever LP lovers can hear what was captured onto those tracks all those years ago in amazing fidelity and with a Presence that is lost in most recordings. Not to be missed on HDAD 24/96-24/192 and includes a CD version as well!
What is a 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A? It is a High Quality 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A Hybrid Digital Audio Disc (HDAD) (Audio-ONLY DVD!) which features both 24-bit/96kHz and 24-bit/192kHz digital sampling rates. This disc is a two sided DVD based disc. One side of the disc is DVD video formatted and contains 24/96 PCM data playable on all DVD video players. The other side contains 24/192 PCM data and is playable on DVD audio players.
The London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major, Op. 100
1. 1st Movement - Andante
2. 2nd Movement - Allegro Marcato
3. 3rd Movement - Adagio
4. 4th Movement - Allegro Giocoso