Sir Colin Davis conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this audiophile recording of Overtures by Rossini. This is one of Sir Colin Davis's early recordings before his signed to Philips and was, made when he was establishing his name as a conductor and was Musical Director at Sadler's Wells Opera Company in London. Recorded on April 22, June 18 and October 23, 1961 at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gives of it's very best, particularly in the many beautifully shaped solos for the woodwind and there is a magnificent attack from the brass section. The range of dynamics is very wide, but even with the wick turned well up the fortissimi are rich and round. But above all else this fine record is distinguished for the freshness of approach displayed by the conductor the recording is first-class on both sides. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes. Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards at the Vinyl Factory, Hayes, using the old EMI Records presses. 180 gram audiophile vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.