Revisited after 7 years…..now with the benefits of the Black Bird and the AR SP15 …and in 24/192 A Japanese superpressing, produced Direct-To-Disc. The Tokyo String Ensemble are artists from NHK Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kouichi Sugiyama Audiophile factor & artistic factor: very high!
Complete new rip, with the current engines of 2013/14 Respighi’s recasting of a clutch of Rossini tunes, La boutique fantasque, is full of loud, confident music, and in spite of a marked strain of hamminess is undeniably infectious and enjoyable. The LSO under Maestro Gardelli plays it all with a straight face and makes a real success of things. Horns are bright and brilliant, strings ebullient, everything as gross and brash as the music demands, switching to a pleasurably melting and sentimental mood for the ‘Valse lente’ movement and culminating in a noisy, declamatory and expertly rendered fugato. There are plenty of versions of La boutique fantasque in the catalogue, but unless one is particularly addicted to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops (RCA), this recording is the one I would go for.
# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini, Ottorino Respighi # Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli # Vinyl (1979) # Number of Discs: 1 # Format: Flac # Label: EMI # DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# ASIN CD: Incredible: the best “Boutique” not on CD – only here ! # Size: 853 MB # Scan: yes # Server: FileFactory