De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat 2LP 45rpm 200g Vinyl Jorda LSO Everest Classic Records
The exceptional sound of Everest 35mm Magnetic Film Recordings returns! Ten Everest titles, each a 2LP 45 RPM release, that have never been issued. Mastered directly from the original 35mm magnetic film using an all tube cutting system and Pressed on Classic’s 200-gram Super Vinyl Flat Profile at Quality Record Pressings, with Stoughton Printing tip-on old style covers including two LPs packaged in a protective clear sleeve.
Among Classic Records’ highlight accomplishments — before the label sold in 2010 to Acoustic Sounds — was unlocking the audio majesty of the Everest 35mm magnetic film recordings on a groundbreaking reissue series. Now, return with us, as Classic Records by Analogue Productions returns this vintage audiophile collection to its rightful glory.
Everest LPs through the early 1960s were recorded on 3-channel 35mm magnetic film recording equipment. 35mm magnetic film yielded greater fidelity and less noise than standard 1/4″ recording tape. The Westrex Corporation built special equipment to Everest’s specifications to accomplish these advantages.
Fast forward to today: Classic Records by Analogue Productions is resurrecting this collection through an initial 10-title reissue series. Bernie Grundman cut the Classic Records reissues at both 33 and 45 RPM — the 45 RPM versions have never been reissued!
Quality Record Pressings 200-gram flat profile LPs — These records are pressed with a flat-edge, no groove-guard flat profile, like the originals. The flat edge refers to the absence of a raised, beaded lip on the outer edge of the record, providing a flat playing surface – and no incline — on your turntable.
Quality Record Pressings’ quality is legendary and these flat profile 200-gram platters will look and sound exceptional! Each 2LP set comes with a Stoughton Printing tip-on original jacket and an Everest Records branded jacket showing photos of each reissue title. The two LPs are packaged in a protective clear sleeve.
Manuel de Falla’s famed 3 Cornered Hat is a hard piece to perform with the Latin sense of flair and excitement necessary to convey the wonder of the composition. Fiedler on RCA (LSC 2744) tries with some success to get the flair but is no equal for Argenta on London/Decca (CS 6050). The Jorda read with the London Symphony is electric from the first vocal burst! To say that Jorda owns this piece would not be an overstatement — it is exciting and largely festive in the way de Falla intended it to be! Add to a fantastic performance the Bert Whyte / Everest 35mm recording at London’s famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall and you have a desert island disc! The 35mm sonics make instruments so critical to this piece seem “in the room” with a never before achieved reality — just listen to the tambourine at the introduction if you want to experience shocking reality in playback at home.
Barbara Howitt, soprano soloist
The London Symphony Orchestra
Enrique Jorda, conductor
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
The Three Cornered Hat – Complete Ballet
03. The Procession
04. Dance of The Miller’s Wife
05. The Corregidor
06. The Miller’s Wife
07. The Grapes
08. The Neighbor’s Dance
09. The Miller’s Dance
10. The Miller’s Arrest
11. Dance of The Corregidor