Harold Farberman The All Star Percussion Ensemble on 200g LP
Ultimate Audiophile Demonstration Disc: Remastered by Doug Sax Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Originally recorded on March 8th and April 12th in 1982 at New York's Vanguard Recording Studio, Golden String/First Impression Music are pleased to present this 200g LP reissue, remastered by Doug Sax and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. This deluxe LP edition also includes an insert and is packaged in a graphic-embossed box with a hinged lid.
Born in New York City, Harold Farberman began his career as a percussionist. He won a scholarship to Julliard, was the spotlighted drummer at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and became at age 20 the youngest player in the history of the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra at that time. Later he earned a master's degree in composition from the New England Conservatory and became a much sought-after conductor, lending his talents to such orchestras as the New Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, the Denver Symphony and the Oakland Symphony.
For this release, Farberman has recorded works by four legendary composers utilizing the All-Star Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble features 10 head percussionists from seven famous U.S. orchestras, many of whom were Farberman's students. The 10 players handled a total of some 60 to 80 instruments, varying from piece to piece. On a high resolution audio system there are slight noises of the players' footsteps as they run from one instrument to another, maintaining synchronicity with Farberman's innovative arrangements.
Farberman's works here with the The All Star Percussion Ensemble include Bizet's "Carmen Fantasy"; Beethoven's "Scherzo, from Symphony No. 9"; Pachelbel's "Canon in D"; and Berlioz's "March to the Scaffold, from Symphonie Fantastique."
Harold Farberman The All Star Percussion Ensemble Track Listing:
1. Bizet: Carmen Fantasy
2. Beethoven: Scherzo, from Symphony No. 9
3. Pachelbel: Canon in D
4. Berlioz: March to the Scaffold, from Symphonie Fantastique