Music of Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli - Eastman Wind Ensemble/Frederick Fennell
KHCD-2012-089DL (STEREO) - Music of Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli - Eastman Wind Ensemble/Frederick Fennell - It has been recently frustrating, as a collector, with the attitude that the mainstream labels have exhibited regarding legacy recording. This particular reissue of a classic EWE recording is an example; it would have been quite a treat if Wilma Cozart Fine could have included this recording in the final batch of Mercury reissues before the plug was pulled at Universal. In any event, I found a mint copy of a Golden Import reissue and used it for this CD. Admittedly, all of the Golden Import Series had a softer focus, due partly to the cutting levels and the superior vinyl used in pressings. Performances are very carefully paced, with great attention to balances. Glorious music making, and a treasure worth repeated listening.