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Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition ()

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In the early stereo era, a few producers and engineers at the Mercury label developed a special technique for recording Classical music, and dubbed it Living Presence. It was a groundbreaking practice that was hailed by critics not just because it resulted in a vivid, rich sound, but because the producers also made sure the artists and repertoire were first rate. Even into the era of the CD, when these recording were reissued, they still were recognized for their special sound. This Collector's Edition box set contains 50 ...

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  1. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vďstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
  2. Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114
  3. Má Vlast (My Fatherland), symphonic poems (6), JB 1:112
  4. Mexican Rhapsody, for orchestra
  5. Savannah River Holiday, for orchestra (or concert band)
  6. Kentucky Mountain Portraits, for orchestra
  7. Joe Clark Steps Out, for orchestra
  8. Sahdji, ballet with orchestra, chorus & bass solo
  9. Creole Faust Overture, for orchestra, Op. 9
  10. Háry János, suite from the opera for orchestra
  11. Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek), for orchestra, Sz. 97, BB 103
  12. Romanian Folk Dances (7) (Román népi táncok), for orchestra, Sz. 68, BB 76
  13. Dances of Marosszék (Marosszéki táncok), for orchestra (transcribed from piano work)
  14. Dances of Galánta (Galánti táncok), for orchestra
  15. Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
  16. Suite for orchestra No. 2, Sz. 34, BB 40 (Op. 4)
  17. Brazilian Sleigh Bells
  18. Andalucía, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  19. Malagueńa, song for voice & piano
  20. Goyescas, opera, H. 65: Intermezzo
  21. Jamaican Rumba for 2 pianos or orchestra
  22. Batuque for orchestra
  23. Amparito Roca
  24. El Amor brujo, ballet for mezzo-soprano & small orchestra in 1 act, G. 44: Ritual Fire Dance
  25. La Oración del torero, for lute quartet (or string quartet/string orchestra), Op. 34
  26. Dansas Brasilerias for orchestra
  27. Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  28. Liebesträum, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)
  29. Love's Dream after the Ball, Op 356
  30. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
  31. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 82/3 (75/3)
  32. The Age of Gold, suite from the ballet, Op. 22a: Polka
  33. Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20
  34. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis
  35. Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
  36. Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31
  37. Mosaics for orchestra
  38. For the First Time, suite for orchestra
  39. Concerto for piano & orchestra in G, Op 36
  40. 1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49
  41. Discussion of the stereophonic recording of the cannon shots in Tchaikovsky's "1812 Festival Overture"
  42. Capriccio Italien, for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands), Op. 45
  43. Wellington's Victory, for orchestra, Op. 91
  44. Discussion of the stereophonic recording of the cannon and musket shots in Beethoven's "Wellington's Victory"
  45. Slavonic Dances (8) for orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46)
  46. Slavonic Dances (8) for orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72)
  47. Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
  48. Mississippi Suite for piano
  49. Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30
  50. William Byrd Suite, for band
  51. Crown Imperial, coronation march for orchestra
  52. Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo for military band (also version for orchestra), Op. 52, H. 178
  53. Symphonic Songs for band
  54. Fanfare and Allegro for band
  55. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
  56. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra
  57. Etudes (4) for orchestra
  58. Die schöne Galathee (The Beautiful Galatea), overture to the operetta
  59. Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), overture to the operetta
  60. Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry), overture to the operetta
  61. Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant), overture to the operetta
  62. Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien (Morning Noon and Night in Vienna), overture from the incidental music
  63. Boccaccio, overture to the operetta
  64. The Bronze Horse, overture to the opera
  65. Fra Diavolo Overture
  66. Masaniello Overture
  67. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14)
  68. La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra ("légende dramatique"), H. 111 (Op. 24): Hungarian March
  69. Marche troyenne, for orchestra (Les Troyens), H. 133b
  70. Le Corsaire, overture for orchestra, H. 101 (Op. 21)
  71. Le carnaval romain (Roman C
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Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition
2012, Mercury Living Presen

UPC: 028947835660


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