Moussorgsky* - Ravel* / Franck* - Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra ‎– Pictures At An Exhibition / Psyche And Eros

RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LM-1838
Vinyl, LP, Mono

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Pictures At An Exhibition
Composed By – Modeste Moussorgsky*Orchestrated By – Maurice Ravel
A1a Promenade
A1b I. Gnomes – Promenade
A1c II. The OId Castle – Promenade
A1d III. Tuileries
A1e IV. Bydlo – Promenade
A1f V. Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells
A1g VI. Samuel Goldenberg And Schnuyle
A1h VII. The Market Pace At Limoges
A1i VIII. Catacombs: Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua
B1a IX. The Hut Of Baba Yaga
B1b X. The Great Gate At Kiev
B2 Psyché And Eros (Episode No. 4 From The Symphonic Poem, "Psyché")
Composed By – César Franck

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Pictures At An Exhibition recorded on January 26, 1953 in Carnegie Hall, New York.

Copyright 1954, Radio Corporation of America

This recording uses RCA Victor's "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity technique, which ensures best possible reproduction on High Fidelity instruments. Because the "New Orthophonic" recording techniques provide ideal dynamic range, correct balance, clarity, and presence, superior reproduction also will be obtained on all "Victrola" phonographs and other standard instruments.

Pictures At An Exhibition was recorded on January 26, 1953 in Carnegie Hall, New York. A single condenser microphone, noted for its uniform frequency response and wide angle of sensitivity, was suspended approximately 17 feet above the conductor's podium to secure the exact orchestral balance. The music was recorded on RCA Victor High Fidelity RT-2 recorders at a tape speed of 30 inches per second to assure maximum fidelity and minimum tonal distortion. Production parts were made with a feed back cutter employing a heated stylus to assure the smoothest possible groove, maximum frequency range, and overall lower surface noise. This high frequency induction method, unique with RCA Victor, provides a uniform frequency response of 30 to 18,000 cycles. An automatic variable pitch method employed by RCA Victor was also used in transferring the tapes to disc to reproduce as closely as possible the sound and dynamic range of the original tape.
For best reproduction, High Fidelity phonographs should be adjusted to the R.I.A.A. or the "New Orthophonic" characteristic. Where neither is designated on the instrument, proper equalization can be obtained by selecting the "LP" position and then, using the tone controls, boosting bass and treble, each by a small amount. Alternatively, the "A.E.S." characteristic may be used with the bass boosted and the treble reduced, each by a small amount.
This record should be played at full room volume for best results. In this manner, the full dynamic range of the music, from softest pianissimo to loudest fortissimo, will be ideally realized.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: E4RP-8144
  • Matrix / Runout: E4RP-8145
  • Matrix / Runout: E4 RP8144-30S B1 R
  • Matrix / Runout: E4 RP8145-25S A3 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1 (Variant 3)): E4 RP8144-15S A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2 (Variant 3)): E4 RP8145-14S A1