Billnot wrote:davidsss wrote:Picked up a copy of Mussorgsky-Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition the other day. This music is too short for an LP, so, the solution: reduce the size of the record! The copy I got for $1 at an Op Shop is a 10" Decca and the piece is played by L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romandie conducted by Ansermet. I'll give it a clean soon and then have a listen.
You lucky blighter, you've got yourself a bargain. This is presumably from the same master tape as Decca SXL 2195 where it's coupled with The Huns by Liszt; good copies of that go for £100 plus. I love the Decca classical recordings of the period; at the time they were sometimes referred to as the Decca "zinc tank" because of the acoustic, and they are still some of the best recorded (and pressed) classical vinyl available.
Enjoy and cherish.
That's interesting, I haven't had a chance to clean and listen yet. The 10" is mono and the one you refer to looks to be stereo. Wonder if it is the same. Hopefully it is still in good condition.