The Power Of The Orchestra - Moussorgsky - Rene Leibowitz & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Reel-to-Reel, Ultra Tape)
Modest Moussorgsky - A Night On Bare Mountain & Pictures At An Exhibition
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rene Leibowitz, conductor
2 x Ultra Tape reel-to-reel
15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape copy (IEC equalization) sourced from a copy of the original analog master tape.
Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads.
Custom slipcase cover
Label : Analogue Productions
Original Label : RCA
Recorded in England
Originally released in 1963
Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding albums ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It's heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra — a more appropriate title there never was.