Sibelius - Violin Concerto - Heifetz - Hendl - Chicago Symphony Orchestra 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.
Jascha Heifetz playing Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 like no other. This 3-track transfer places the master violinist in proper proportion to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Walter Hendl (filling in for an ill Fritz Reiner). Produced by the legendary Jack Pfeiffer with Lewis Layton as the engineer - it truly doesn't get any better than this!
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! Multi-channel/Stereo SACD playable on all CD players.
Composer - Sibelius
Conductor - Walter Hendl
Violin - Jascha Heifetz
Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra