Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari - Ballet Music From The Opera 2018 SACD-DSD-ISO
Ballet music from Verdi's Aida, Saint-Seans' Samson et Delilah, Rossini's William Tell & Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)
Anatole Fistoulari was always a specialist in the interpretation of ballet music. He was also, a noted conductor of Tchaikovsky and the Russian School, as well as romantic and impressionistic French music. This album, originally released in 1960, features selections from William Tell, Khovantchina, Aida, and Samson and Delilah, performed by the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra conducted by Fistoulari.
Although this record isn't quite as dynamic as Witches Brew, it shares most of that disc's electrifying sound. Very lively midrange with superbly coherent staging, top rank clarity and deep, powerful and well-defined bass. Recorded by renowned Decca audio master Kenneth Wilkinson.
01 Aida: Act II, Dance of the Moorish Slaves / March / Ballet
02 Samson and Delilah: Act III, Bacchanale
03 William Tell Act I: Passo A Sei / Act III Soldiers Dance
04 Khovantchina: Act IV, Dances of the Persian Slaves