Mehta: First Recordings from the Music Center - SCSA-1 /RCA (sealed)


Southern California Symphony Association (LP)

Jacket NM / LP MINT (sealed)

This handsome, rare and little-known limited-edition gatefold set* issued by the Southern California Symphony Association (SCSA-1, US RCA pressing, white dog RCA label, mono) features conductor Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in what were the very first recordings made at the Pavilion of the new Los Angeles Music Center.

*This recording was also issued in a 1-LP box set; this is the gatefold edition.

Those these recordings would later be issued by RCA itself (LSC-2816), this is the rare original release.

The exact contents are as follows: 

Ottorino Respighi: Feste Romane (Roman Festivals)

> rec. 11 January 1965

Richard Strauss: Don Juan Op. 20

> rec. 15 January 1965

The LAPO play with outsize virtuosity and these are richly characterized and truly colorful performances recorded in demonstration quality sound.

The head of production was veteran Richard Mohr, and the engineers were Anthony Salvatore and Frank Trupia.



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