Artist : Various Artists
Title : Great Combinations
RELEASE DATE : 10. Oct. 2019
FORMAT : Vinyl
CAT NO : S80710
DISC : 1 LP
BARCODE : 8803581587104
• From the original masters of Sony Music Entertainment.
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios.
• 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Optimal Media GmbH in Germany.
• RCA Red Seal LM-1703
It used to be quite the vogue when the disk business was young to pair great singers with string players of equal renown. RCA Victor has revived the practice on this disk with what seems to be a "Potent" platter porperty, The diskery has the artists, and the album jackets almost seems to dare, "Can you match this? Here are the pairings: Marian Anderson and Gregor Piatigorsky, Robert Merrill and Yehudi Menuhin, Jan Peerce and Mischa Elman, Ezio Pinza and Nathan Milstein, and Rise Stevens and Elman. Selections, two by each combo, are all light and tuneful. In all, a sound commercial and artistic idea, finely executed. Billboard
V.A - Great Combinations
1. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
2. Xerxes, HWV 40, Act I: May the Fates be Kind "Ombra mai fu"
3. Angel's Serenade
4. 6 Romances, Op. 6, No. 6: None but the Lonely Heart
5. Les contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour, "Barcarolle"
2. Calm as the Night, Op. 326, No. 27
3. O Dry Those Tears
4. 6 Songs, Op. 4, No. 3: In the Silence of the Secret Night
5. My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night