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Good sound, mixed pieces
Excellent vintage Decca sound is manifested on both pieces, although Pacific 231 unfortunately overloads mightily at the end. The two pieces contrast strongly - the Pacific 231 is, of course, a well-known descriptive piece, beloved of train enthusiasts; However, the austere Roi David is little played and semi-incomprehensible unless you are fluent in French and willing to follow the libretto.
Title: Le Roi David - A Symphonic Psalm In Three Parts After A Drama By René Morax
Artist(s): Ernest Ansermet conducts the L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Chorus – Chœur Des Jeunes De L'Église National Vaudoise
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Marie-Lise De Montmollin*
Narrator – Stephane Audel
Soprano Vocals – Suzanne Danco
Tenor Vocals – Michel Hamel
Vocals [the witch] – Pauline Martin
Recording Info: Transferred from a 2-track tape 15ips tape
All tracks recorded by Decca Records
Le Roi David: - Producer: James Walker Engineer: Roy Wallace & James Brown
Recorded in October 1956 at Victoria Hall, Geneva
Pacific 231 - Producer: Michael Bremner Engineer: Roy Wallace
Recorded in April 1963 at Victoria Hall, Geneva
Le Roi David
1. Première Partie 28:12
2. Deuxième Partie 12:50
3. Troisième Partie 26:42
Total Time: 1:07:44
4. Pacific 231 6:09