Esoteric Lp Eslp 10003: Falla Three Cornered Hat Ansermet Oop 2009 Japan Ss

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This item represents a serious investment in music Talk about rare Only 1,000 copies of this rare title were made by Esoteric in Japan, cut at the JVC Mastering Center. They sold out almost instantly. Many collectors are not even aware that Esoteric issued 3 LP titles when they began issuing their famous SACD catalog. The SACDs are rare, no doubt, but the LPs are much, much rarer still. The out of print SACDs have gone up dramatically in price as collectors try to fill in the gaps in their collections, but the LPs are almost certain to go much higher in price as demand outstrips supply by a wide margin. This may be your only chance at getting this title in FACTORY SEALED and NEW condition. The original LP fetches big bucks on the collectors market, this ESOTERIC reissue will likely go much higher Get it now, before they are all gone for good.
This title has been officially SOLD OUT and out of print as of April 2010
The production quality of this vinyl record is strictly controlled by ESOTERIC without compromise, re-vitalizing the experience and integrity of the original master
About this project...
- Digitally re-mastered using ESOTERIC equipment 1
- Specially tuned direct lacquer cutting equipment
- No equalizer, no limiter, and no filters used for this cutting process
- Master press disc providing true original master sound quality 2
- Limited production only 1,000 discs made
- 200g heavy weight vinyl 3
1. The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master tapes. ESOTERIC s flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model G-0Rb and ESOTERIC MEXCEL cables, were all used for this re-mastering session. This combination of highly advanced technology greatly contributed to capturing the high quality sound of the original master tapes.
2. This vinyl was directly pressed from the first mold produced by the original Lacquer. The Mother copy extraction and its mold do not exist during the production process two processes shorter than conventional vinyl production allowing the groove edge to remain sharp on final vinyl. As a result press quantity is extremely limited
3. All material quality is carefully selected and strictly managed for reduced surface noise.
Ansermet, a great conductor who left his mark on the history of classical music with his exquisite and colorful performances
As the conductor for Diaghilev s Ballets Russes, the master Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet November 11, 1883 February 20, 1969 premiered many important compositions of the early 20th century, such as Stravinsky s Soldier s Tale, Nightingale, and Pulcinella Falla s Three-Cornered Hat Prokofiev s Tale of the Buffoon and Satie s Parade. And above all, he is known for founding the Swiss Romande Orchestra in 1919 and, as its musical director, developing it into a global presence. In 1946, he entered an exclusive contract with the Decca label and made a vast amount of recordings covering French, Russian, 20th century, and German and Austrian music. Many of these recordings were highly evaluated in the LP age, complemented as they were by excellent recording technology.
FFRR. Full frequency range recording in the era of monaural recordings this was known as FFSS, or full frequency stereo sound in the age of stereo. Decca developed this groundbreaking recording system during World War II at the request of the Navy to catch submarines. The system could play back at up to 12,000 Hertz groundbreaking performance for that time, far exceeding the conventional narrow band.
The epitome of Spanish music by Ansermet
Among Ansermet s many recordings, this album receives special praise. It is a masterpiece of historic proportion, and was considered the representative version of the Three-Cornered Hat throughout the LP age. This album Ansermet s third recording since his first monaural recording of 1952 was recorded in 1961, and was also known for the appointment of Teresa Berganza just after her debut. James Walker, the producer responsible for all of the stereo recordings of Ansermet, and Roy Wallace, the creator of the Decca stereo recording system, joined forces to realize this great recording. The interlude and dance from the opera, The Short Life, were also included in the original LP.
The tone and color of Spanish music caught in its entirety
This is a performance to be known as one of the greats. The composition, Three-Cornered Hat was premiered by Ansermet, and with its lively rhythms, subtle narratives, dynamic development, and vivid contrast and tone-colors, this version is a masterly performance that none other appears able to exceed. The performance illustrates an ethnic taste that is rich in wild beauty in a truly vivid and dynamic way, while highlighting the lyricism of Falla s music in a sophisticated, uncompromising manner. The solo singing by the young Berganza is also worth listening to. Takahiko Utasaki, Classic Meiban Taizen Complete Classic Masterpieces : Orchestral Works, 1998
In Japan, this version of the Three-Cornered Hat is known for its artwork using a Goya painting different from that of the original LP released in the UK. When it was re-released in the CD format, coupled with Love the Magician, this famous artwork was used again. This re-release in the 200 g vinyl uses the design of the original UK edition, showing a dancer standing in the plaza in the evening.
Great recording in the legendary Victoria Hall favored by Decca
Recordings by Ansermet and the Swiss Romande Orchestra were basically made at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the home base of the Orchestra. Built by a British consul general who was posted in Geneva in the 19th century, this hall has superb acoustics and is optimal for recording. The first stereo recording by Decca was Rimsky-Korsakov s symphony, Antar, by the Swiss Romande Orchestra conducted by Ansermet, recorded here on May 13, 1954. This legendary hall has been the setting for many great recordings ever since.

This listing is for an out of print since April 2010 , and very rare audiophile LP title - a FACTORY SEALED LP PRESSED and ISSUED by TEAC / ESOTERIC of a highly collectible title from their out of print catalog - a superb Classical title featuring the music of -

Manuel de FALLA 1876 - 1946

Music on this out of print LP -

El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Side One: Introduction
Part 1. Afternoon
Part 2. The Neighbour s Dance Seguidillas
The Miller s Dance Farruca
Side Two: Part 2. Conclusion
Interlude Dance

Performers -

Ernest Ansermet, conductor
L Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Teresa Berganza, soprano

The LP is from the ultra-rare TEAC / ESOTERIC series of audiophile, out of print LPs.

LP catalog ESLP 10003
LP made in JAPAN
OUT OF PRINT as of April 2010
Only 1,000 copies of this item were made - once sold out they are gone for good
Producer: James Walker
Engineer: Roy Wallace
Location: Victoria Hall, GenevaRecording: February 1961
Re-mastering Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi ESOTERIC COMPANY
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto JVC Mastering Center Remastering Date: August 26, 2008 at the JVC Mastering CenterCutting Engineer: Toru Kotetsu JVC Mastering Center
Cutting Date: February 2009 at JVC Mastering Center
Cutting Lathe: Neumann VMS70 JVC Special Custom Manufacture
Cutting Head: Neumann SX-74
Cutter Drive Amplifier: Neumann SP-75 JVC Special Custom Manufacture
Format: 12 LP using 200 gram heavy weight vinyl
Label: Decca
Master Press Disc
Deluxe packaging, including a paper strip OBI.

Condition Notes -

The LP, Outer Jacket and INSERTS are all in MINT condition - the LP is actually FACTORY SEALED and NEW The LP comes in a resealable plastic sleeve, complete with a paper strip OBI.

This LP is an audiophile quality pressing any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system .

Don t let this rarity slip by

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