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24/03/2016

24/48: Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra - Stravinsky. Rite of Spring - RCA Victor 1930

Igor Stravinsky:  "Le Sacre du Printemps"
First Tableau:  L'Adoration de la Terre   ~   Second Tableau:  Le Sacrifice   

2 files zip 16/44 FLAC         2 files zip 24/48 FLAC         inc. Walter Legge's notes

The Philadelphia Orchestra  conducted by  Leopold Stokowski

HMV  D.7802-5  Auto  (D.1919-2)   Album no.124.   RCA matrices: A37471-3, A47975-9 (4,4a,3a,1a..3,4,5a,7a).
Recorded: 24-25 September 1929 / 12 March 1930 - Academy of Music (Philadelphia).    New 1939 set
2 different microphone balances: some sides are very vivid - others are recessed/lacking impact  (4th disc, pt.1):  very quiet passages are hardly suited to shellac - probably due in part to the original processing - as limited the frequency-range to 12kHz - sufficient for piccolo outbursts.

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