Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique fantasque
GSC033DL (STEREO) - Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique fantasque - London Philharmonic Orchestra/René Leibowitz - Ruminative, very balletic interpretation of Respighi's cleverly scored pastiche of Rossini melodies. This recording from 1959 found itself on several independent labels during the early to mid-60s; it showed up on the Parliament label here in the US around 1962. This transcription by John Whitmore was from a Saga (UK) LP in restorable condition published in 1965. Fine playing from the London Philharmonic, with decent sonics; quite a bargain for the CD or MP3 download (FLACs by request). CD, tray and disc art are included in the download.