Track 1 is from "Suite Bergamasque"
Track 2.a is from "Préludes: Book 1, No. 2"
Track 2.b is from "Préludes: Book 2, No. 6"
Tracks 3 and 4 are a musical evocation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune"
Track 5 is from "Préludes: Book 1, No. 10"
Track 7 is from "Préludes: Book 2, No. 2"
Track 8 is from "Pour le piano" - Suite
This recording was one of four album (and three single) releases which launched classical music offerings by the M-G-M label. The line was called the “Popular Classics Series” with albums to be issued (almost exclusively) in 33⅓ and 45 RPM formats. The three other album releases were: an Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden recording of Tchaikovsky’s “Aurora’s Wedding” (cat. nos. K60 & E-524 and M-G-M’s flagship release), a Bach organ package performed by Carl Weinrich (cat. no. E-527) and a collection of “orchestral evergreens” called “A Promenade Concert” (cat. nos. K58 & E-525) The three singles would be featuring Lauritz Melchior, Donald Dame and a "house orchestra" led by Macklin Marrow.
The discs have been pressed to play in the correct sequence when used with auto-changing record players.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): D K30267A
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): 2D K30268A
- Matrix / Runout (Side 3 runout): A K30269A
- Matrix / Runout (Side 4 runout): A K30270A
- Matrix / Runout (Side 5 runout): E K30270B
- Matrix / Runout (Side 6 runout): A K30269B
- Matrix / Runout (Side 7 runout): A K30268B
- Matrix / Runout (Side 8 runout): D K30267B