Post by Raymond Hall Post by Jerry Post by Craig Wallace
Hi, Can people guide me to the best recordings of the above and how would one charecterise their different interpretations, also bearing in mind are we talking their mono or stereo versions? I was mildly surprised for example that a stereo Prokofiev Lt Kije excerpt by Ansermet sounded plusher and less biting than the mono recording, which set me wondering....
The normally reliable Ansermet discography at www.scona.ch shows no recording of
Lt. Kije, not even an extract. Where did these appear?
Ansermet appears on many Decca compilations including popular Prokofiev, that I have seen, but where Lieutenant Kije is conducted by other than Ansermet. One has Dorati, while another has Boult doing the Kije music. I suspect that the discography is correct.
Ray Hall, Taree
Well, that was my suspicion. The Boult Paris Kije is in Stereo (as documented
in Stuart's Boult discography and issued on a London Weekend CD #421 019-2
coupled with Ansermet's Pictures at a Exhibition).
The real mystery for me remains the Boult Love for Three Oranges, taped
in London 20 days AFTER the Kije sessions in Paris.
It's been released on Australian Eloquence but I've not been able to
determine whether it is in mono (as I suspect) or if they've somehow
discovered a hitherto undiscovered stereo tape.
Does anyone know?