# Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Modest Moussorgsky
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Performers: NBC Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Horowitz
# Vinyl (1945/46 | 1950 | 1947 | 1953)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 45 and 46 of 100
# Size: 2.17GB (24/96) + 552MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP
Each of the library cases in this 100LP collection has a title or theme to it. Volume 45 & 46 is entitled “Legendary Virtuoso Performances”. Three of the performances (Mozart: Symphony No. 41 In C Major “Jupiter”, Debussy: La Mer, and Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition) are by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The other is a solo performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by Vladimir Horowitz.
As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, feel free to add them to the comments. Please include the album numbers from the master list with your requests.
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 In C Major “Jupiter“
01 – I. Allegro Vivace
02 – II. Andante Cantabile
03 – III. Menuetto; Trio: Allegretto
04 – IV. Molto Allegro
Debussy: La Mer
05 – I. De l’dubo à midi sur la mer
06 – II. Jeux de vagues
07 – III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Moussorgsky / Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition
08 – Promenade / Gnomus / Promenade / The Old Castle / Promenade / Tuileries / Bydlo / Promenade / Ballet Of The Unhatched Chicks / Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle / The Market Place at Limoges / Catacombs / Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua / The Hut of Baba-Yaga / The Great Gate at Kiev
Moussorgsky / Toscanini: Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)
09 – Promenade / Gnomus / Promenade / The Old Castle / Promenade / Tuileries / Bydlo / Promenade / Ballet Of The Unhatched Chicks / Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle / The Market Place at Limoges / Catacombs / Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua / The Hut of Baba-Yaga / The Great Gate at Kiev
There is 10 seconds of silence between tracks 4 & 5, tracks 7 & 8, and tracks 8 & 9.
You can see a listing of the entire Franklin Mint set here.
From the booklet:
Symphony No. 41 In C Major “Jupiter“
The last and greatest of Mozart’s symphonies – one of such Olympian grandeur that it has deservedly won the name of Jupiter – is by consensus ranked as the supreme musical peak of early Classical era genius. Here, the historic, electrifying Toscanini performance makes the most of both the work’s intricately woven texture and its incomparable dramatic power.
Debussy’s spellbinding evocation of the ever-changing sea – now peacefully calm, now stormily agitated – is not only his own major symphonic achievement but that of the whole musical-impressionist movement of which he was the pioneer. Yet La Mer is revealed also as a model of “classical” structural craftsmanship in the memorably taut, lucid and vital performance by Toscanini.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky’s graphic tonal evocation of a walk through the memorial exhibition of his friend Hartmann’s pictures remained relatively obscure until Ravel transmuted the black-and-white piano suite into a kaleidoscopic orchestral showpiece. The ability to hear both original and transcribed versions in close succession – especially in the incomparably bravura recorded performances by Vladimir Horowitz and Arturo Toscanini respectively – throws unexpectedly fascinating new illuminations on each of them.
All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio Reso-Mat
Shure V15VxMR (with Jico stylus)
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
Native Instruments Audio4DJ USB interface
Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only)
Note: These are unfolded mono recordings. If you want to fold them yourself, feel free.
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