Sevitzky/Indianapolis SO: Khachaturian Gayne & Masquerade - Capitol P-8223
Jacket: EX / Vinyl: EX / US pressing
This beautiful LP from Capitol (P-8223, US pressing, rainbow FDS label, mono) features Fabien Sevitzky’s high-octane, atmospheric accounts of the Suites from Khachaturian’s two finest ballets: Gayne and Masquerade. The playing of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is imbued with thrilling dynamism and expressiveness and the recorded sound boasts great presence and impact. These performances were taped on 22/23 January 1953.
Incidentally, the remarkable cover art was executed by Harold M. Kramer. There are superb liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in English only.