Leonard Bernstein was one of the most recorded conductors in history and whereas most of his work was released on CBS (Sony) and Deutsche Grammophon during the 1970s several notable EMI recordings came out of his association with the Orchestre National de France including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Bernstein makes it thrilling but not in the frenetic manner which would regard tension as an end in itself rather than a product of potent feeling. This is a splendidly delivered climax to a work which Bernstein clearly admires. He draws beautifully sharp clean playing from the orchestra (the brass in particular has a cut which exactly suits Berlioz's scoring); and he is given a comparable sound. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl to audiophile standards at the Vinyl Factory Hayes using the old EMI Records presses. 180 gram audiophile vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.
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