℗ © 2013 Chesky Records
Rui Massena conducts the Fundação Orquestra Estúdio’s recording of David Chesky’s fantasy for children The Zephyrtine ballet. The characters throughout the ballet are represented by specific instruments; the two main characters, Ben and the Zephyrtine, are voiced by the piccolo and the French horn.
The Zephyrtine is a wonderful adventure that revolves around a little boy from Vermont, Ben, who meets a magical Zephyrtine and journeys to the enchanted land of Eudora. Eudora is a Utopian society where people are different colors, red, blue, green, and yellow! Vegetables are not grown instead built in factories, ice cream grows on trees, and fish fly. When the Blue Princess is captured by Ib the monster, it is up to Ben to rescue her and save the kingdom. Children are taken on a thrilling journey where they learn the importance of friendship and accepting cultural diversity.
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Recorded October 21-28, 2012 at Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade in Guimarães, Portugal
Fundação Orquestra Estúdio - Orchestra
Rui Massena - Conductor
Produced by David Chesky
Recorded, edited, and mastered by Pedro Mouga and Narciso Fernandes, SPL Estúdio, Portugal
Additionally mastered by Nicholas Prout
Production Assistant: António Oliveira
Project Coordinator: Maria Miguel Mendes
This recording was made with a Neumann KU-100 Binaural head, Mytek Stereo 192 A/D converter
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.