Khachaturian: The Masquerade Suite / Kabalevsky: The Comedians – Kiril Kondrashin, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1958/2016)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 33:03 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover |  © Sony Classical
Recorded: Manhattan Center, New York, October 30, 1958

RCA’s “golden age” was more like a “golden minute” – in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era – pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
One of the best sounding recordings in the Living Stereo catalog finds Kiril Kondrashin conducting the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra in performances of Aram Khachaturian’s The Masquerade Suite and Dmitri Kabalevsky’s The Comedians. Produced by Richard Mohr and recorded by Lewis Layton.