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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100


It has been said that “the Fifth Symphony embodies the highest achievements of Prokofiev the orchestrator, uniting an intoxicating many-colored palette with a clean discipline of orchestral development.” Nowhere in recorded form have these orchestral colors been captured with such startling fidelity in large part due to the efforts of Everest as a pioneer in the art of 35mm magnetic tape recording under the supervision of Bert Whyte.

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These Prokofiev Fifth sessions were recorded in 1959 at Walthamstow Town Assembly Hall, London (location of many Wilkinson/Decca recordings) with Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the London Symphony and directly onto three channels of 35mm magnetic tape. The original edited three-track 35mm master tapes were used for this historic project of remastering for the Classic Everest 35mm LP and HDAD Series. Using a specially modified Ampex 1551, with Len Horowitz running the tape machine, Bernie Grundman does the honors of transferring to lacquer these 45-plus-year-old gems of recorded history.


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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm