24 Mar 2016
24/48: Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra - Stravinsky. Rite of Spring - RCA Victor 1930
First Tableau: L'Adoration de la Terre ~ Second Tableau: Le Sacrifice
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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.