|Label:||HI-Q Recordings (2012)|
Sealed brand new album cut from the original master tapes. Made in the England.
180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
• Recorded on 12 - 13 October 1968 at No 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
• Produced by the legendary Suvi Raj Grub
• Engineered by Martin Benge
• Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards
• Featuring the original album artwork
Otto Klemperer (1885-1973) is remembered more as an old man whose last years embraced the refinement of analogue stereo recording and the burgeoning of colour television (his performances of Beethoven Symphonies at the Royal Festival Hall were captured by the BBC).
As a young man though, he was at the vanguard of much of the new music of the 20th century, and was friends with Mahler (assisting at the premiere of Mahler's 8th Symphony) and championed works by Janacek, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Hindemith, as well as being a composer himself.
Arguably his greatest legacy is the raft of superb recordings he made for EMI from 1954 until 1971, with his interpretations of Beethoven and Brahms symphonies particularly celebrated.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.