Khachaturian Gayne Ballet Suite 2LP 45rpm 200g Vinyl LSO Fistoulari 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.
Anatole Fistoulari conducts the London Symphony Orchestra for this audiophile pressing of Khachaturian’s Gayne Ballet Suite. Anatole Fistoulari learned most of his technique and repertory from his father, Gregor Fistoulari, a student of Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Anton Rubinstein. Anatole Fistoulari built a substantial recorded discography.
As with his Decca recordings of Ballet Music, Fistoulari again delivers a lively reading of Khachaturian’s famous ballet piece. Is this performance the equal of the HP acclaimed Mercury — no, ITS BETTER! Add to that earth shattering bass power and spacious detail — especially in ambient high frequency range and you have a winner that is both delightful and revealing to listen to over and over again. Bert Whyte is again at the controls for another outstanding Everest 35 mm recording at London’s famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall — the same hall used extensively by the Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson.
London Symphony Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Gayne Ballet Suite
1. Sabre Dance
2. Lyrical Duet
3. Dance Of The Rose Maidens
5. Lullaby (Danced For Gayne For Her Child)
7. Russian Dance
8. Gayne’s Adagio
9. Dance Of The Young Kurds
10. Dance Of The Old Man