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Good music, not so much for the recording
I don't like giving negative reviews, but in this case I feel it is warranted. There is nothing wrong with the music; it's lively and engaging. The Royal Opera House plays well as usual; this is, after all, their professional meat and potatoes; and the music selections are popular examples of their genres, and Solti and opera go well together. But. The recording distorts badly on cymbal crashes and many of the high brass notes. This distortion calls attention to itself in nearly all of the pieces, and makes listening uncomfortable. In case you might be wondering, this isn't because of the equipment I used in listening. I have a number of 'high energy' orchestral recordings that play perfectly well, including a few HDTT downloads.
Title: Overtures & Intermezzos From Famous Operas
Artist(s): Conductor - Georg Solti
Orchestra - Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Recording Info: Producer: James Walker
Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recorded by Decca / RCA 18-21 June 1958 Kingsway Hall
1 Verdi La Traviata: Prelude To Act I 3:27
2 Rossini L'Italiana In Algeri: Overture 7:20
3 Verdi La Traviata: Prelude To Act III 3:30
4 Offenbach The Tales Of Hoffmann: Barcarolle 4:03
5 Rossini Semiramide: Overture 11:22
6 Ponchielli La Gioconda: Dance Of The Hours 8:43