Reference Recordings Audiophile LP Releases

    [45rpm 180gram LP]
Best Engineered Classical Recording

The Rite of Spring has never sounded more magical or dynamic!   Now available as a Mastercut audiophile LP.

  [45rpm 180gram LP]

Composed at his artistic peak, Camille Saint-Saëns said of his Symphony No.3 “With it I have given all I could give, what I did, I could not achieve again.”

COPLAND     RM-1511     [Mastercut 33 1/3rpm 200g LP]

Aaron Copland, America's best-known and best-loved composer would have been 100 years old this centennial year.   Reference Recordings® is pleased to honor his memory with this memorial CD and LP of his most renowned and memorable works.

MEPHISTO & CO.     RM-2510     [ 45rpm 200gram DOUBLE LP ]

Demons, ghouls, ghosts and goblins run amok in this potent witches' brew!   Infernal favorites by Liszt, Mussorgsky, Liadov, Franck, Dukas, Saint-Saëns, Malcolm Arnold and more!

RESPIGHI     RM-1509     [Mastercut 331/3rpm 200g LP]

Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite - Dance of the Gnomes - The Pines of Rome   Belkis, Queen of Sheba was conceived as an evening-long ballet with singing whose lavishness has kept it from view since its La Scala premiere.   This is only the second recording of a suite prepared by the composer - for the first time with the tenor solo (sung by Chad Shelton), and with the movements in the correct order.

RACHMANINOFF     RM-1504     [33 1/3rpm 200gram LP]

Symphonic Dances - Études - Tableux (orch. Respighi) - Vocalise.
Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the most beloved composers of the twentieth century. His music is redolent of his Russian homeland and it sings long, lush melodies that define the term "romantic". Everyone who knows and loves his piano concertos will enjoy these lyrical and dynamic works for orchestra.

ELGAR: Enigma Variations
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Wasps & Greensleeves
  200gram MASTERCUT LP

A new symphonic tour-de-force from the Kansas City Symphony! This colorful, beloved English music has been captured in brilliant sound by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson.

with The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz
  [Double 45rpm Audiophile LP]
Eugene Istomin's performances of Mozart have been called "vigorous and full-bodied" by The Washington Post.   He has collaborated with Gerard Schwarz on these concertos many times in the past.

    [33 1/3rpm 200gram LP]
A GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINEE 1997 - Best Engineered Classical Recording
The Firebird Suite and The Song of the Nightingale have never sounded more magical or dynamic!   Now available as a Mastercut audiophile LP.

    [33 1/3rpm MASTERCUT 200gram LP]

This recording includes Bacchanale by Saint-Saëns, Dance of the Seven Veils by Strauss, plus other favorites and rarities.   A favorite with many audio enthusiasts now available as a Mastercut audiophile LP.

EXACTLY LIKE THIS     RM-2513     [Double 200gram 45RPM LP]

This new album EXACTLY LIKE THIS is Doug's third release with Reference Recordings.   This is “Genuine Original Acoustic Music” at its very best, in a richly detailed recording by Grammy®-winning engineer Keith Johnson, made at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA.

In live performance, Doug MacLeod assures his audience, “This song is going to go exactly like this.”   It's presented just for them, not a repeat of any performance hes ever given or will ever give.   He records the same way, each of his original songs are offered with a fresh voice.

THERE'S A TIME     RM-2507     [Double 200gram 45RPM LP]

Over 29 years, 19 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves.   His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy.   He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya.

YERBA BUENA BOUNCE     RM-2503     [Double 180gram 45RPM LP]

With YERBA BUENA BOUNCE, its tenth recording, The Hot Club of San Franciso confirms its reputation as America's longest-running and finest Gypsy Jazz ensemble.   Inspired explorations of Django Reinhardt's tunes, originals and more.

FROM THE AGE OF SWING     RM-2501     [Double 45rpm 200gram LP]

With some of the greatest jazzmen who lived and played through The Age of Swing; Phil Bodner, Urbie Green, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Temperly, Frank Wess amd Joe Wilder.   Reference Recordings' all-time fastest seller!
4½ Stars -- Downbeat

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