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Villa Lobos - The Little Train of the Caipira - 200g Classic Records LP

 

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Villa Lobos 'Little train of the Caipira' mastered from the original 35MM tapes onto high quality 200 gram vinyl by Classic Records. In 1960, David Hall, who wrote the original liner notes for this Everest 35MM recording had this to say about the Villa Lobos composition / Everest Recording: In recent years, hi-fi fans have delighted in the realistic recordings of big steam locomotives and other railway sounds. For some, it is more thrilling to have a fast freight roaring through the living room than to hear the music of Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. Here, though, is a tailor made for both the audiophile and music lover. With Everest’s startlingly lifelike sound, coupled with the vivid imagination of Villa-Lobos, you can hear a musical train come to life on your phonograph.

The Little train of the Caipira was inspired by a ride that Villa-Lobos took in 1931 on a train that was transporting berry-pickers and farm laborers between villages in the Brazilian province of Sao Paolo. Within and hour he had completed the last movement (toccata) and that very night he and his wife played the movement on cello and piano.

Alberto Ginastera, Argentina’s most celebrated composers, wrote Estancia, a one act Ballet in five movements, as a commissioned composition in 1941. It was not performed in ballet form, however, until 1952 in Buenos Aires. Panambi composed in 1936, and another ballet suite in five movements, is based on a South American Indian legend. Its primitive element is most spectacularly evident in the second movement which is scored for percussion and brass only and in the last movement Dance of the Warriors which works up to a tremendous final climax.

This Classic Records faithful reissue features original artwork and labels and includes an old style tip-on jacket to add a touch of authenticity. The lacquers were cut directly from the original 35MM tapes though Classic’s all tube cutting system by Bernie Grundman. Pressed on Classic’s 200g Super Vinyl Profile II ensures that the listener will hear ever nuance of this great Eugene Goossens /LSO recording by Bert Whyte. This is truly a golden age recording that will delight the train nuts and audiophiles alike.

Audiophile Mastering

This is a 200 gram weight (!) high-quality and super quiet LP pressing from Classic Records as part of their 'Quiex-SVP' series. In contrast to many CD and LP releases that are mastered from fifth or sixth generation copies, Classic used the original master tapes and cut the album using their all analog and tube amplified mastering process; allowing every conceivable detail and nuance from the original recording to be translated to this pressing. The result is arguably the best sounding release of this album ever available, easily surpassing standard CD and LP pressings. As usual, Classic Records have lovingly presented the album in a deluxe package featuring a high quality thick original artwork sleeve and LP labels.

Track listing

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
1. Uirapurú
2. Modinha (Preludio)

(From Bachiana brasileira No. 1)
Stadium Symphony Orchestra Of New York / Leopold Stokowski

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
3. The Little Train of the Caipira
(From Bachiana brasileira no. 2)

ALBERTO GINASTERA
Estancia—Ballet Suite, Op. 8a
4. The Land Workers
5. Wheat Dance
6. The Cattlemen
7. Final Dance, "Malambo"

Panambí—Ballet Suite, Op. 1a
8. Moonlight on the Parana
9. Invocation of the Powerful Spirits
10. Lament of the Maidens
11. Rondo of the Maidens—Dance of the Warriors

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