Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35; Respighi: Pines of Rome - VSSO/Argeo Quadri
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KHCD-2011-061FL (MONO) - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35; Respighi: Pines of Rome - Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Argeo Quadri - Argeo Quadri (1911-2004) was for most of his career an opera "house" conductor and his career was Europe centered and based out of Vienna. His discography is small but certainly vital, consisting of a handful of orchestral issues, full length operas and recital accompaniment albums. Rimsky Korsakov's masterpiece Scheherazade is truly outstanding, brilliantly interpreted and played . In Quadri's hands, the work comes alive and one can sense that the Viennese musicians are playing on the edge of their seats. The recording is coupled with a magnificent "Pines of Rome". Both pieces were well-recorded in Westminster's "Natural Balance" mono in 1953, and restored very nicely from excellent source LPs. This CD was produced by customer request, a service offered by Klassic Haus. CD cover, tray and disc art are included in the download.