Herold-Lanchberry - La Fille Mal Gardee - The Royal Ballet on Hybrid Stereo SACD
Analogue Productions' Best of Decca Classical SACD Reissue Series
Includes 9 Decca Titles All Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Willem Makee
Due to such resounding critical and customer support for their first RCA Living Stereo reissue series featuring 25 premier-sounding titles - Analogue Productions knew classical music lovers were hungry for more. Their Decca Classical SACD Series includes nine Decca titles on Hybrid Stereo SACD (no LPs for this series). Each historical title has been remastered from the original master tapes and the digital transfers were made by renowned European mastering engineer Willem Makee.
Early London/Decca Stereo Classical instrumental and chamber music recordings (1956-1963) contain some of the premient historical musical performances, many of which remain unequalled today. These reissued titles are very sought-after by collectors, never before available in a high-resolution digital format. The SACDs have been authored for the series by Gus Skinas of the Super Audio Center in Boulder, CO and are designed to be the finest editions of these recordings ever reissued!
John Lanchbery was an English conductor and composer famous for his ballet arrangements, especially those for The Royal Ballet. Lanchbery was principal conductor with The Royal Ballet for thirteen years starting in 1959. Undoubtedly, Lanchbery's most celebrated recording, in both highlights and later a complete form, is of his music for Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardée. Ashton was a leading international dancer and choreographer, who is most noted as the founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet in London.
The French composer Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold usually takes all the credit, but Lanchbery's selection is far more elaborate than that attribution might suggest. Herold was a French opera composer, now best known for the delightful ballet score for La Fille Mal Gardée (1828). Born just over a year before Rossini, he did much to make ballet music more important in its own right. At the time it was the norm to make ballet scores entirely out of existing opera melodies and popular tunes. Hérold is only one of at least half a dozen composers whose music went towards giving La fille Mal Gardée as we know it today its special flavor.
• Analogue Productions' Best of Decca Classical SACD Reissue Series
• Series includes 9 Decca titles on Hybrid Stereo SACD (no LPs for this series)
• Each title has been remastered from the original master tapes and the digital transfers were made by renowned European mastering engineer Willem Makee
• Never before available in a high-resolution digital format
• Series authored by Gus Skinas of the Super Audio Center in Boulder, CO