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MG-50058: STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka - Burlesque in Four Scenes (complete)
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati

[Front Cover] Label Type : Maroon Mercury Olympian Series Living Presence High Fidelity
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG50058A FR2    A2    I
SIDE-B MG50058B FR1    A1    I



Comments

FR pressing: sound/press quality is nice. Although this copy is not the very first variation (earliest copies should have matrix imprints with “YMG” prefixes and MF suffix), this still can deliver great monaural sound!

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This is the first Mercury recording of Petrouchka by MSO and Dorati - recorded in monaural only. Four years later they re-recorded this one both in stereo and monaural.

As most of Dorati's performances show, this is also “straightahead” conducting - he is probably very good at conducting such modern compositions. A nice performance.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka - Burlesque Scenes in Four Tableaux (33:15 in total)
A-1 The Shrovetide Fair;
Russian Dance
A-2 In Petrouchka's Room
A-3 In the Moor's Room;
Dance of the Ballerina and the Moor
SIDE-B
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka - Burlesque Scenes in Four Tableaux (cont'd) (33:15 in total)
B-1 Grand Carnival - Dance of Gypsies, Coachmen and Grooms;
The Maskers;
Death of Petrouchka

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (cond).
Recorded at Northrop Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN on April 6, 1955.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-50058 FRONT] [MG-50058 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-50058 A] [MG-50058 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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