Anatole Fistoulari, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra – Ballet Music From The Opera (1960) [APO 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:58 minutes | Front, Scans NOT included | 1,33 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 750 MB
Anatole Fistoulari was always a specialist in the interpretation of ballet music. He was also, a noted conductor of Tchaikovsky and the Russian School, as well as romantic and impressionistic French music. This album, originally released in 1960, features selections from William Tell, Khovantchina, Aida, and Samson and Delilah, performed by the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra conducted by Fistoulari. Recorded by renowned Decca audio master Kenneth Wilkinson, it shares most of that disc’s electrifying sound. Very lively midrange with superbly coherent staging, top rank clarity and deep, powerful and well-defined bass.
01. Verdi > Aida: Act II, Dance of the Moorish Slaves / March / Ballet
02. Saint-Saëns > Samson and Delilah: Act III, Bacchanale
03. Rossini > William Tell: Act I, Passo A Sei / Act III Soldiers Dance
04. Mussorgsky > Khovantchina: Act IV, Dances of the Persian Slaves
Recorded in La Maison de la Chimie, Paris.
Analogue Productions # CAPC 2400 SA