Khachaturian - The Masquerade Suite - Kabalevsky - The Comedians - Kondrashin on Hybrid SACD
RCA Living Stereo Series from Analogue Productions
25 Premier-Sounding Titles from RCA's Living Stereo Golden Era Available on 200g LP (Cut at 33 1/3) & Hybrid SACD (Most Will Be 3-Channel)
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in New York
RCA's "golden age" was more like a "golden minute" - in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era - pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
One of the best sounding recordings in the Living Stereo catalog finds Kiril Kondrashin conducting the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra in performances of Aram Khachaturian's The Masquerade Suite and Dmitri Kabalevsky's The Comedians. Produced by Richard Mohr and recorded by Lewis Layton.
Packaged in the original tip-on jacket facsimiles that precisely duplicate the original cover art, including the "Living Stereo" logo, LSC numbers and "Shaded Dog" label. These new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues! Hybrid Stereo SACD playable on all CD players.
Composer - Aram Khachaturian / Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conductor - Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra