DANSES EXOTIQUES D'OPERA - Eiji Oue - Minnesota Orchestra

200g LP - 33T

The Reference Mastercuts Series - 

Limited Edition -  Pressed at QRP - Gatefold Sleeve

Cut on a custom Cutting Lathe designed by Nelson Pass

Half Speed Mastering

The sonics are rich and full, with the added “air” around the orchestra’s sections as heard with the best vinyl recordings. Sound 5/5 Audaud

You will enjoy the amazing sound on this deluxe half-speed mastered LP of favorites and rarities from Reference Recordings. Included on this breathtaking program of Exotic Dances from the Opera are: Rimsky-Korsakov - Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden; Richard Strauss - Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Mussorgsky - Dance of the Persian Slaves from Khovanshchina; Tchaikovsky - Hopak from Mazeppa; Rabaud - Dances from Marouf, Cobbler of Cairo; and Saint-Saens - Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.

This collection of exceptional performances from Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra has been a perennial favorite and best seller on CD, SACD and HRx, and now can be heard on 200g LP! This recording is one of legendary engineer "Prof." Keith Johnson's very best and favorite titles!

Press on the CD Version:
"A sonic spectacular. The orchestra sounds full, natural, warm, and  nicely spread out over the soundstage. There is none of the glare that still seems to affect many orchestral digital recordings; even the highest register of the violins sounds smooth and musical. Climaxes are never congested, and the fullest textures still retain clarity... this is simply to enjoy." - Henry Fogel, Fanfare

"Paradoxically, the sound I heard offered a clearer, more 'natural' balance between strings, winds, brass and percussion than my balcony seat in the hall." - John Michel, Skyway News Minneapolis

"A mound of whipped cream, served with panache. The sheer virtuosity of the playing is a marvel, this remains one of the great American orchestras and the interpretations are clean, light, sometimes tongue-in-cheek." - Michael Fleming, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Oue's program offers an inventive combination of worthwhile obscurities interlocked with superb versions of popular classics." - Heuwell Tircuit, InTune 

- Reference Recordings Mastercut Series
- Half-Speed Mastered 200g LP
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Gatefold Jacket

- Eiji Oue (conductor)
- Minnesota Orchestra

Exotic Dances From The Opera - Eiji Oue - Minnesota Orchestra

1.  Rimsky-Korsakov - Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
2.  Richard Strauss - Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
3.  Mussorgsky - Dance of the Persian Slaves from Khovanshchina
4.  Tchaikovsky - Hopak from Mazeppa
5.  Rabaud - Dances from Marouf, Cobbler of Cairo
6.  Saint-Saens - Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Réf.: RM1505
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Description du produit


First time ever on LP! The CD was a 1997 Grammy nominee for "Best Engineered, Classical."

For many years, RR has been searching the world over for the best possible vinyl mastering, plating and pressing facilities so they could re-enter the LP market. They now have a production chain that allow them to produce LPs to meet their high standards and satisfy their customers' demands, who have been waiting for these LPs for a long time!

Assembling the Team
Disc mastering is done at half-speed to insure maximum accuracy. The lathe system has custom electronics by Nelson Pass. The simple signal path contains no compression, equalization or unnecessary circuitry. RR Chief Engineer and Technical Director, "Prof." Keith Johnson consulted on the design of the system and helped with the rebuilding of the lathe and electronics, which is owned and operated by long-time mastering expert Paul Stubblebine. "Prof." Johnson has pronounced it equal to the challenge of the master tapes!

Once successful results were achieved in disc mastering, Reference Recordings faced the difficult task of choosing the best plating and pressing facility to manufacture the discs. Fortunately, the new Quality Record Pressings plant in Salina, Kansas was coming on line, and they felt that waiting for this plant to open was well worth it. A crack team of experts was assembled to design and run the plant, employing many unique techniques and features that clearly set QRP apart from other pressing plants. The 200-gram deluxe vinyl pressings from QRP are truly exceptional.

Multiple Configurations for Reference Mastercuts
Depending on program lengths, some releases are cut at 45 rpm, some at 33-1/3 rpm. Some are single discs, some double. All feature deluxe gate-fold jackets crafted by Stoughton Printing . An unusual feature of new RR masterings is called the "FDS finish": the end of each side will have a 30-second band of silent grooves before the "pull-away." No one today uses a record changer, and the silent grooves allow time to lift the arm before the always-somewhat-noisy tie-off. (Some 1950s vintage Capitol Full Dimensional Sound pressings sported this feature.) RR founder, J. Tamblyn (Tam) Henderson deserves special recognition for identifying the value of this unique production feature and reintroducing it with the new Mastercuts.

Note: Half-speed Mastering involves a capturing process in which the original recording master is played back at exactly half of the recorded speed. A sequenced cutting lathe is then timed at exactly half of the playback speed. This process allows twice as much time to carve a groove that accurately represents the sound on the master tape. Half-speed mastering allows for cleaner reproduction and also permits extended high frequency response, extending into the ultrasonic region.

The Firebird Suite and The Song of the Nightingale have never sounded more magical or more dynamic!

The world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra in its first recordings with its dynamic music director! Eiji Oue, a protégé of Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein, has set the entire Twin Cities area on fire with his exciting and masterful interpretations.

Eiji Oue became the ninth music director of the Minnesota Orchestra in 1995. This disc along with Exotic Dances from the Opera marks the recording debut of this gifted conductor, who is quickly developing a prominent identity in the international musical world.

"You feel the instruments almost as much as you hear them." - Fanfare

• 200g Vinyl
• Half-speed Mastered by Paul Stubblebine
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Deluxe Stoughton gatefold jacket

Minnesota Orchestra
Eiji Oue, conductor

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Firebird Suite, 1919 Revision

1. Introduction
2. The Firebird And Her Dance
3. Variation Of The Firebird
4. Round Dance Of The Princesses
5. Infernal Dance Of King Kashchei
6. Berceuse
7. Finale

The Song Of The Nightingale
8. Presto
9. Chinese March
10. Song Of The Nightingale
11. Game Of The Mechanical Nightingale




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