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19 Mar 2010

George Enescu conducts... his Dixtuor -&- 2 Roumanian Rhapsodies - Remington 1951

Roumanian Rhapsody, no.1, in A major, op.11  /   Roumanian Rhapsody, no.2, in D major, op.11      
L'Orchestre des Concerts Colonne  conducted by  Georges Enescu 
Dixtuor, for wind instruments, in D major, op.14  
Doucement mouvemente ~ Moderement ~ Allegrement, mais pas trop vif    
Wind Soloists of the Orchestre National de Francaise  conducted by  Georges Enesco
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Varese-Sarabande  VC 81042     Recorded: Paris, 1951    Remington releases: (Rhapsodies) R-47 / R-52  - also as R-207. (Dixtuor) R-107. 
The Rhapsodies are 'stereo' due to the LP sounding 'incorrect' when replayed as mono.  "Dixtuor" has a limited range of Dynamic contrast. 
Re-edited slightly - Sept.2012           Sleeve-note >>>

5 comments:

  1. Simply superb transfers. Well done!! Enescu's Dixtuor is perhaps a little less memorable than either of the other works on this LP, resembling the wind music of Richard Strauss without the pomp, but the style and sincerity of these performances cannot be denied.

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  2. Thanks! I did get the impression that the Dixtour rather quickly exhausted some limited Material! ..Im uploading the Rozhdestvensky/Moscow RSO Enescu Symphony 1 + Rhapsody 1 (stereo 1961) before too long - though it wont be such an Easy transfer as the well-pressed Varese LP..

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  3. Great to have this Frank. Never enough Enescu doing his thing whether conducting, playing the violin etc...probably greatest all around musical genius since Mozart. Thanks for this one!

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  4. Haven't listened yet, but the Enesco is in my queue as I write. These have got to sound better than the original Remingtons.

    Much appreciated.

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  5. Well, Fred,..I certainly cant compete with all those interesting US Mono issues on other Blogs - and which only infrequently made their way to the UK.

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