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Elgar, Vaugn Williams – Enigma Variatons, The Wasps, Greensleeves, Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern (2013) {RR; Half-Speed Master 200g, 45RPM; HiRes} + Redbook

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The universe is not exactly desperate for more recordings of this repertoire, but this one, surprising as it might seem, is pretty excellent. Michael Stern and his Kansas City Symphony take to the music as if to the manner born. The Wasps, here given as the complete suite and not just the overture, is delightful. Perhaps the only slight miscalculation in the entire performance is the overly swift March Past of the Kitchen Utensils, which loses some of its comic swagger at Stern’s tempo. Otherwise the overture and (especially) the Ballet and Final Tableau offer pure enjoyment from start to finish. The Fantasia on Greensleeves, un-killable in just about any circumstances, sounds just fine as well.

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Stern
Label: Reference Recordings
VinylRelase Date:  2013
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 200g Pressing, 45RPM
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 1,12 GB
Scans: yes
Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Reference Recordings) Camille Saint-Saens – “Organ” Symphony No. 3 (Stern)

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This is an exceptional performance of a great symphony. The Kansas City Symphony under Michael Stern present one of the finest recordings of Saint-Saens third Symphony available. Both conductor and organist achieve an optimal balance. You would not know this was not one of the top tier orchestras. Fine showcase for the great Casavant organ in Helzberg Hall.

Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Orchestra: Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Stern
Vinyl (2015)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Reference Recordings
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.35 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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