Villa-Lobos Little Train Of The Caipira 2LP 45rpm 200g Vinyl Goossens 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.
In 1960, David Hall, who wrote the original liner notes for this Everest 35MM recording had this to say about the Villa Lobos composition / Everest Recording: ” In recent years, hi-fi fans have delighted in the realistic recordings of big steam locomotives and other railway sounds. For some, it is more thrilling to have a fast freight roaring through the living room than to hear the music of Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. Here, though, is a tailor made for both the audiophile and music lover. With Everest’s startlingly lifelike sound, coupled with the vivid imagination of Villa-Lobos, you can hear a musical train come to life on your phonograph.”
The Little train of the Caipira was inspired by a ride that Villa-Lobos took in 1931 on a train that was transporting berry-pickers and farm laborers between villages in the Brazilian province of Sao Paolo. Within and hour he had completed the last movement (toccata) and that very night he and his wife played the movement on cello and piano.
Alberto Ginastera, Argentina’s most celebrated composers, wrote “Estancia”, a one act Ballet in five movements, as a commissioned composition in 1941. It was not performed in ballet form, however, until 1952 in Buenos Aires. “Panambi” composed in 1936, and another ballet suite in five movements, is based on a South American Indian legend. Its primitive element is most spectacularly evident in the second movement which is scored for percussion and brass only and in the last movement “Dance of the Warriors” which works up to a tremendous final climax.
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Eugene Goossens, conductor
1. The Little Train of the Caipira (from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2)