Mussorgsky, Ravel, Respighi: Orchestral Works
Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824983
Barcode
00028948249831
Format
1-CD
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition*
(1958 Recording)

MAURICE RAVEL
La Valse°
(1958 Recording)

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
after GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Rossiniana

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

* PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED
° FIRST STEREO RELEASE

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Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker (Mussorgsky, Ravel); John Mordler (Respighi/Rossini)
Balance Engineers: James Timms, Roy Wallace (Mussorgsky, Ravel); James Lock (Respighi/Rossini)
Recording Location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 1–23 April 1958 (Mussorgsky, Ravel); 6, 7 & 14 February 1967 (Respighi/Rossini)
Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6312 (Rossini/Respighi)
Cover Image: ‘The Hut on Fowl’s Legs: Clock in the Russian style’ (1870) by Viktor Hartmann
Eloquence Series Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji
Booklet Editor: Bruce Raggatt
Translations: Kenneth Chalmers
François Hudry is author of Ernest Ansermet, pionnier de la musique (Editions de l’Aire, 1983)

Reviews

‘A suavely relaxed performance, nearly impeccable in execution. Always aware of nuances, Ansermet treats the music with the simplicity and beauty of melodic line it deserves.’ High Fidelity (Rossiniana)

‘The production, both as a performance and a recording, is virtually beyond criticism.’ Fanfare (Rossiniana)