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Mercury Living Presence [6-LP Set]


Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001669801  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyNikolay BudaschkinTraditionalPavel Kulikov,   ... 
Performer:  Kamiel LefévreRudolf BelovRolando Valdés-BlainJános Starker,   ... 
Conductor:  Antal DorátiVitaly GnutovFrederick FennellBernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony OrchestraUniversity of Minnesota Brass BandOsipov State Russian Folk Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mercury Living Presence is special in many ways - an American company, from the heyday of classical recording in the USA, that reproduced some of the most sonically realistic recordings at the dawn of the stereo era. Precious few stereo LPs were pressed when these recordings were issued, and they became some of the rarest, most collectible classical discs ever. Mercury Living Presence continues to enjoy a special reputation as one of the most enterprising, prestigious and sonically-spectacular labels in the history of classical recording.

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Original LP sleeves to make these new pressings as authentic as possible. Every LP has been expertly cut at the Emil Berliner Studios. The
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Works on This Recording

1.
1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Kamiel Lefévre (Carillon)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,  University of Minnesota Brass Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 15 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1955 
Venue:  Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 14 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Fantasy on 2 Folksongs by Nikolay Budaschkin
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
At Sunrise by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
The Linden Tree by Pavel Kulikov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Kamarinskaya by Nikolay Osipov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
7.
Fantasy on Volga Melodies by Mikhailov-Shalayev,
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
8.
In the Moonlight by Vasily Andreyev
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9.
Midnight in Moscow by Vasily Solov'yov-Sedoy
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Under the Apple Tree by Vasily Andreyev
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Dance of the Buffoons by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
12.
The Living Room by Yuri N. Shishakov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
13.
Evening Bells by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
14.
My dear old friend, please visit me by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
15.
Waltz of the Faun by Vasily Andreyev
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1962 
Venue:  USSR 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
17.
Malagueńa by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Rolando Valdés-Blain (Guitar)
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1928; Cuba 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
18.
Andalucia by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Rolando Valdés-Blain (Guitar)
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1928; Cuba 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19.
Brazilian Sleigh Bells by Percy Faith
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21.
Jamaican Rumba by Arthur Benjamin
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22.
Reisado do pastoreio: Batuque by Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
23.
Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor Dalmau
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
24.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25.
La oración del torero, Op. 34 by Joaquin Turina
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
26.
Dances (3) for Orchestra: Dansa brasileira by Camargo Mozart Guarnieri
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
28.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
29.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
30.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Byron Janis (Piano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
Venue:  Live  Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 
31.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 6 in E flat major, Andante by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Byron Janis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
Venue:  Live  Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 
32.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Byron Janis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
Venue:  Live  Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 

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