The mono Dorati Rite is included in a soon to be released 20 CD containing
38 recordings of the Rite. I'll supply a link later.
On Sep 27, 2012 1:17 PM, "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From today's WSJ:
> the 50th anniversary of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is marked with a
> new box set. I have and enjoy the Mosaic "Atlantic New Orleans Jazz" box
> set, which included the first three or four Preservation Hall albums.
> this film should be interesting to compare to the TAMY Show DVD.
> this was in the Sunday paper. The safe bet is, the violin was plundered
> and someone, probably someone killed by the Nazis, was the victim.
> if you want an un-cooled-down performance of the Rite, seek out the mono
> Dorati/Minneapolis LP. The stereo is furious, but the mono goes to 11.
> Prokofiev's "Scythian Suite" is pretty near as violent, and Dorati did that
> one to the max also. I saw Kurt Mazur/NYPO perform Rite of Spring 10+ years
> ago. They did a very good job, it shook the rafters at Avery Fisher Hall,
> and most certainly didn't get absorbed in the bad acoustics. The other Rite
> recording I really like is Solti/Chicago, super engaged, peppy and
> passionate for Solti. One man's opinions, of course ...
> Marc Myers included many more parts of the interview on his blog:
> (scroll backward and forward in the blog at top of pages)
> Finally, this one is more related to music recording ... I sent my friend
> Chris Sanchez a bunch of 1970s and 80s Audio Designs and Manufacturing
> console "beauty shots" and he posted them to his blog, along with some ADM
> for those not familiar with Chris's Audio Preservation blog, it's pretty
> eclectic and Chris never fails to dig up interesting material.
> -- Tom Fine