Among the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s first stereo recordings, these Decca sessions were taped in February 1961 and the performances and sound engineering are still as vivid as ever – in fact, quite overwhelming.
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Swan Lake, Op. 20 (highlights)
‘Fistoulari and the Concertgebouw Orchestra play with passion and conviction’ Fanfare
‘…immensely worthwhile… colourful, vibrant playing that is always intelligent shaped and very excitingly propelled… sumptuous orchestral playing. Fistoulari’s passionate advocacy of the score is compelling’ International Record Review
‘Fistoulari was a great conductor of ballet music, and we have long admired this 1960 selection…a real collectors’ item’ **** Penguin Guide