Andre Previn's Music Night - London Symphony Orchestra on 180g LP
When legendary record producer John Culshaw left Decca in 1967 to become Head of Music at BBC Television, he inaugurated and supervised several series of Andre Previn's Music Night, in which Previn would talk informally direct to camera and then turn and conduct the London Symphony Orchestra, whose members were dressed not in evening clothes but in casual sweaters or shirts. The program attracted unprecedented viewing figures for classical music in the early and mid 1970s in the U.K.
Taking advantage of the television program's success, EMI recorded Previn and the LSO at the Kingsway Hall, London on December, 15th, 1974 and May 19th and 20th, 1975 in a program of popular music typical of the series. These recordings were produced and engineered by Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker respectively.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analog master tapes with the Neumann VMS80 lathe fed an analog pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional playback head. Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards.
Andre Previn's Music Night - London Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Signature Tune
2. March: Orb and Sceptre
3. Scherzo: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
4. Adagio in G minor
5. Overture: Hansel and Gretel
6. Choreographic Poem: La Valse
7. Slavonic Dance No.9, Op.72, No.1