"Hugh Maguire, the LSO's leader at the time, delivers a sensitive and idiomatic performance of the solo violin part in Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben. The conductor on this occasion is another name hardly heard of these days, Leopold Ludwig."
"This is a recording that is particularly interesting from the point of view of its sound. I listened several times to this CD at "normal" volume and I confess that it made little impact. This was one of those discs that one occasionally encounters where just a slight tweak of the volume upwards transforms the whole listening experience. What then emerged was a carefully controlled account that, while superficially sounding rather penny plain and sober, was revealed, with just a touch of the controls, as a deeply thoughtful musical experience. It is impeccably directed and beautifully performed by the accomplished London players. I implore you: if you aren't able to do anything else, you should plug some headphones into your system and crank up the volume to get the most out of this impressive release."
"The remarkable sound on this title is the result of a revolutionary new method of magnetic recording developed by Everest utilizing 35 mm magnetic film". Everest claim to have produced, thereby, "distortion free, perfect sound, one that has been acclaimed as superb by critics and record enthusiasts throughout the world."
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|SMS-2833||Richard Strauss||Ein Heldenleben Op. 40 (LP)||Concert Hall||SMS-2833||France||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|SDBR 3038||Richard Strauss||Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) (LP)||Everest||SDBR 3038||US||1959||Sell This Version|
|T 165, T.165||Richard Strauss||Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 ("A Hero's Life") (LP, Mono, Club)||World Record Club, World Record Club||T 165, T.165||UK||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|BUY/003, LPBR 6038, BUY 003||Richard Strauss, Leopold Ludwig, The London Symphony Orchestra||Richard Strauss, Leopold Ludwig, The London Symphony Orchestra - Ein Heldenleben Op. 40 (A Hero's Life) (LP)||Top Rank International, Everest, Top Rank International||BUY/003, LPBR 6038, BUY 003||UK||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|LPBR 6038||Richard Strauss||Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) (LP, Mono)||Everest||LPBR 6038||US||1959||Sell This Version|