Genre: Classical
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,


The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years Box Set 180g 6LP

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Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Audiophile Vinyl 6LP Box Set!
Cut At Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee! Limited to 3000 Copies!

This beautifully produced Box Set has 6 of the most sought after and best sounding albums Decca has ever produced featuring some of the finest conductors and orchestras ever assembled!

It's a must have for every collector, music and sound lover!

This unique Limited Edition LP set features six outstanding Decca recordings from the golden era of analogue stero recording. Spanning a period of twenty years from 1954 and the early days of stereo through to 1974 when analogue stereo recording had achieved an unprecedented level of sonic excellence and Decca's ffss (Full Frequency Stereophonic Sound) was internationally acclaimed. The recordings in this set have been selected from a collection of 50 celebrated recordigns in the 54-CD set Decca Sound - The Analogue Years. Newly presented in luxury 180 gram vinyl pressings the set also includes a newly written book detailing the history of the Decca Sound from this period.

In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be fully heard by listeners for the first time, and the term 'full frequency range recording' was launched. It was a major revolution in sound quality, and the beginnings of high fidelity. Perfected with the birth of stereo in the mid-1950s, Decca's 'Full Frequency Stereophonic Sound' became a worldwide hallmark of sonic excellence and a golden age of classical recorded music was born.

The Analogue Years presents 6 LPs on 180g Vinyl from those celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era..

• Numbered, Limited Edition - Only 3000 Copies
• Six LP Box Set
• 180g Vinyl
• Cut by Sean Magee
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios
• Pressed at Optimal in Germany
• Housed in LP sized box
• Includes a newly written book detailing the history of the Decca Sound from 1954-1974.
• Reproductions of original LP sleeves

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Ravel)
Ernest Ansermet, conductor (Ravel)
Motet Choir of Geneva (Ravel)
Jacques Horneffer, chorus master (Ravel)

London Symphony Orchestra (Rossini)
Pierino Gamba, conductor (Rossini)

London Symphony Orchestra (Bruch/Hindemith)
Mark Horenstein, conductor (Bruch/Hindemith)
David Oistrakh, violin (Bruch/Hindemith)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Sibelius)
Loren Maazel, conductor (Sibelius)

London Symphony Orchestra (Kodaly)
Istvan Kertesz, conductor (Kodaly)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Stravinsky)
Sir Georg Solti, conductor (Stravinsky)

LP1 - (Decca SXL 2212 / LXT 5019)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

L'Enfant et les Sortileges

LP2 - (Decca SXL 2266)
Gioachino Rossini 1792-1868)
Thieving Magpie
Silken Ladder
Barber Of Seville
William Tell

LP3 - (Decca SXL 6035)
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Scottish Fantasia
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Violin Concerto

LP4 - (Decca SXL 6084)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Symphony No. 1
Karelia Suite

LP5 - (Decca SXL 6136)
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)

Hary Janos Suite & Arias
Dances of Galanta

LP6 - (Decca SXL 6691)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite Of Spring)

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