1 Tsar Saltan Suite, Op.57 PAUL KLETZKI & Philharmonia Orchestra / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
2 Jota Aragonesa PAUL KLETZKI & Philharmonia Orchestra / Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
Conducted by Paul Kletzki this atmospheric and superbly recorded album displays all Kletzki's hallmark qualities: precision of ensemble, clarity of instrumental detail and warmth of orchestral sound and has long been a collector's item. Recorded on August 30 and September 3 & 4, 1958 at the Kingsway Hall, London with legendary producers Victor Olof and Peter Andry and engineers Harold Davidson and Robert Gooch (Capriccio Italien). This album was pressed on 180 g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by the Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process. Also features the original album artwork.