Scheherazade has always enjoyed great popularity and twenty-two years later was to become almost equally famous as the setting for a ballet. The work was completed in the summer of 1888 and enjoyed considerable success during the winter season at St. Petersburg. Rimsky-Korsakov felt that Scheherazade marked the end of a period during which his talent for orchestration-brilliant, colorful and evocative-had attained a considerable degree of virtuosity and he was now to turn more and more to opera. Recorded on April 12-14, 1960 at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London. Produced by the legendary Victor Olof and engineered by Douglas Larter. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process. 33rpm 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
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