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Witches' Brew
Witches' Brew (Decca 442 9985)
SKU: 12557
Price:
AU $8.95

  
Label: Decca Cat. No.: 442 9985 Medium: CD No. Discs: 1

Issued in the US under the title 'Witches' Brew', Alexander Gibson and the New Symphony Orchestra of London recorded this album in 1959 and the performances remain today as characterful and incisive as they were then. While pieces from this recording have previously appeared on Decca, this is its first complete release on the label. Given that the music is a kind of Halloween concoction, it is now filled out on this reissue for CD with two supernatural pieces by Gounod - his Funeral March of a Marionette and the sparkling Ballet Music for Faust, both recorded in 1964 and which have come up sizzlingly well on CD.

A Decca Eloquence title.

Composers: Arnold, Gounod, Humperdinck, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens.
Conductors: Sir Alexander Gibson.
Orchestras: New Symphony Orchestra of London, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Tracks:

1
SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006)
Tam O'Shanter Overture, Op. 55


2

3

MODESTE MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
Gnomus (from Pictures at an Exhibition)

A Night on the Bare Mountain

(arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)


4

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921)
Danse macabre, Op. 40


5

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921)
Witch's Ride (from Hansel und Gretel)


6

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
Mephisto Waltz No. 1


7

CHARLES GOUNOD (1818-1893)
Funeral March of a Marionette

Faust: Ballet Music
8
9
10
11
12
13
14  
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII  
Les Nubiennes: valse (Allegretto)
Adagio
Danse antique (Allegretto)
Variations de Cleopatre (Moderato maestoso)
Les Troyennes (Moderato con moto)
Variations du miroir (Allegretto)
Danse de Phryne (Allegro vivo)

New Symphony Orchestra of London [1]-[6]
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden [7]-[14]
Sir Alexander Gibson
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 1
SKU #: 12557
Label: Decca
Catalog #: 442 9985
Price: AU $8.95   
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