- This early British London pressing has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides – reasonably quiet vinyl too
- On the better copies such as this one you can hear the power of the orchestra come to life right in your very own listening room
- The soundfield is big, open and transparent, with the kind of size and spaciousness that may just leave you in awe
- A superb Phase 4 recording by Arthur Lilley, taking advantage of the legendary acoustics of Kingsway Hall
The soundfield is big, open and transparent, with the kind of three-dimensionality most orchestral recordings just can’t approach. The brass here is excellent, and you can really hear the pluck of the strings on the harp.
Harry Pearson put the Decca pressing of this title on his TAS List of Super Discs. (We take issue with that choice.) (more…)