George Enesco (1881-1955): Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11
Franz Liszt (1811-1886):
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F Minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in D Major
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in D Minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in E Minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D Major
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati, conductor
Recorded June 13 (Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3) and June 14, 1960 (Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2) in Wembly Town Hall, UK; July 19 (Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5), July 20 (Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4) and July 21, 1963 (Hungarian Rhapsody Nos. 1 and 6) in Watford Town Hall, UK.
Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Chief Engineer & Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine
Associate Engineer: Robert Eberenz
DSD Transfer and 3-to-2 MIx: Mark Bucker assisted by Andreas Bruning
Original recordings made with three Schoeps M201 omni-directional microphones. Recorded on Ampex 300 half-inch 3-track recorders at 15 inches per second. First-generation tapes were transferred to produce this high-definition download.
On this pristine audiophile recording, celebrated conductor Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra immerse themselves in riveting adaptations of works by Enesco and Liszt. These colorful and rhythmic rhapsodies are enchanting, captured with the striking sound quality associated with the Mercury Living Presence series.
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