Witches’ Brew: Orchestral Rieces


1 CD 

Κλασική Μουσική 

Australian Eloquence

4 Φεβρουαρίου 2020Ερώτηση για το προϊόν



Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

A Night on the Bare Mountain (Walpurgisnacht, Walpurgis Night, Night on the Bald Mountain, St. John’s Night, Una notte sul Monte Calvo)

Pictures at an Exhibition: The Gnome (Gnomus)

Ferencz Liszt

Scenes from Lenau’s “Faust”, S.110

Engelbert Humperdinck

Hänsel & Gretel: Witch’s Ride (Hexenritt)

Charles François Gounod

Faust – Ballet Music

Funeral March of a Marionette (March funèbre d’une marionette, Marionettenmarsch)

Malcolm Henry Arnold

Tam O’Shanter, Op. 51

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns

Danse macabre, Op. 40


Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra of London
Sir Alexander Gibson (Conductor)

Issued in the US under the title ‘Witches’ Brew’, Alexander Gibson and the New Symphony Orchestra of London recorded this album in 1959 and the performances remain today as characterful and incisive as they were then. While pieces from this recording have previously appeared on Decca, this is its first complete release on the label. Given that the music is a kind of Halloween concoction, it is now filled out on this reissue for CD with two supernatural pieces by Gounod – his ‘Funeral March of a Marionette’ and the sparkling Ballet Music for ‘Faust’, both recorded in 1964 – and which have come up sizzlingly well on CD.