Gilbert & Sullivan: Princess Ida; Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825349
Barcode
00028948253494
Format
2-CD
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ARTHUR SULLIVAN
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT
Princess Ida*
(1954 recording)

D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
Chorus and New Symphony Orchestra
Isidore Godfrey

GILBERT & SULLIVAN SPECTACULAR
Highlights from:

H.M.S. Pinafore*
The Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
The Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
H.M.S. Pinafore*
The Mikado
The Pirates of Penzance
Ruddigore
H.M.S. Pinafore*

D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
James Walker, chorus master
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Malcolm Sargent

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

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Recording information

Recording Producer: James Walker
Balance Engineer: Arthur Bannister (Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, October-November 1954 (Princess Ida); Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London, UK, 3–4 December 1965 (Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LK 4092–93 (Princess Ida); PFS 4097 (Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular)

Reviews

‘Mr Godfrey has obviously taken great pains with this recording and lets the orchestra speak during the accompaniments… he gives a musical performance of one of the composer’s most interesting scores.’ Gramophone (Princess Ida)

‘The Phase 4 sonic sorcerers… shrewdly have eschewed sensational effects in favour of providing maximum vividness and stereo expansiveness as a showcase for a well-varied, spirited programme.’ High Fidelity (G&S Spectacular)