By using both historical and the very finest analogue recording equipment, the experts from Stuttgart create LPs of the highest quality that have never been produced in this way anywhere else in the world. But the dedicated musicians too – a far cry from the worshipped big earners in the business – perform superlatively. Seldom has one heard such finely chiselled sound colouring as that of Carlo Rizzi and the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest in the enchanting miniature “Ma Mère l’Oye”. One can almost feel the impressionistic, silvery waves of the strings and the swirling opposing winds. Above all this one can hear Gordan Nikolic’s singing violin solos, which can be clearly perceived even in celestial heights and thus remain a crux of the composition.
Also on this recording is a velvety, warm orchestral version of the elegiac “Pavane pour une Infante défunte”. As in the Tacet LP L207, which has been released by Speakers Corner, this record has been cut using the ‘play-backwards technique’ and guarantees the very best sound.
1. I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
2. II. Petit Poucet
3. III. Laideronnette, Imperatrice des Pagodes
4. IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete
5. V. Le jardin feerique
1. Pavane pour une Infante defunte
Rapsodie de concert pour violin et orchestre