Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition for Organ

Calvin Hampton

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Calvin’s performance lived up to everyone’s expectations – a tour de force of virtuosity and color – marred only by one glitch, which this recording corrects. During the performance, a piston failed to work properly in the soft section of “The Great Gate at Kiev.” This piston was to bring on the Austin organ’s sepulchral chime stop, which in fact did not happen. So, the audience heard only the soft chords from the regular organ pipes. Not bad, but not what Calvin intended! Immediately after the concert, and after the capacity audience had left the church, Calvin suggested that we re-record the soft passage with the organ chimes so that the recording would fully represent his intent. You hear the final result on this recording.

Engineer John Profitt 

 

Tracklist

1.
Promenade
01:56
2.
Gnomus
02:45
3.
Promenade
01:09
4.
The Old Castle
03:13
5.
Promenade
00:36
6.
Tuileres
01:10
7.
Bydlo
02:58
8.
Promenade
00:45
9.
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
01:36
10.
Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
02:15
11.
The Market at Limoges
01:48
12.
Catacombs
01:43
13.
Cum moruis in linguia mortua
01:45
14.
The Hut on Fowl's Legs
04:00
15.
The Great Gate of Kiev
05:31

Total time: 00:33:10

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Transferred from a 15ips 2-track master tape

Original Recording Format

Recording Engineer

Two Neumann U-87 condenser microphones Crown SX-722 Reel to Reel Recorder John Proffitt

Recording location

Asbury First Methodist Church, Rochester, New York

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog to DSD256

Release DateDecember 5, 2015

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