Witches’ Brew


Witches’ Brew
Alexander Gibson
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4429985
Barcode
00028944299854
Format
1-CD
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TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

MALCOM ARNOLD
Tam O’Shanter Overture, Op. 55*

MODEST MUSSORSGKY
Gnomus (from Pictures at an Exhibition)*
A Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Danse macabre, Op. 40

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
Witch’s Ride (from Hänsel und Gretel)

FRANZ LISZT
Mephisto Waltz

CHARLES GOUNOD
Funeral March of a Marionette
Faust: Ballet Music *

New Symphony Orchestra of London [1]-[6]
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden [7]-[14]
Alexander Gibson

* FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording producers: Erik Smith (Arnold, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Humperdinck, Liszt); Ray Minshull (Gounod)
Recording engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, Alan Reeve (Arnold, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Humperdinck, Liszt), Kenneth Wilkinson (Gounod)
Recording location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, December 1957 (Arnold, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Humperdinck, Liszt), February 1959 (Gounod)

Reviews

‘Most audiophiles want a copy of Witches’ Brew’ Fanfare

‘The recorded sound [is] outstanding and a perfect example of how brilliant the Kingsway Hall acoustics were when the top Decca team was in charge’ 2MBS-FM

‘exceptionally fine performances of devilish pieces, including a riotous and unequalled account of Arnold’s Tam O’Shanter Overture’
International Record Review