℗ 1965 Everest Records
Released September 27, 1965
Duration 1h 44m 43s
Catalogue No. 43NB5259EV
Genre Classical (Musical Theater)
 

Jacques Offenbach: La Belle Hélène

Various Artists, Paris Philharmonic Orchestra, René Leibowitz

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La Belle Hélène  
1.1
Act I
Jacques Offenbach; Janine Linda; André Dran; Roger Giraud; Jean Mollien; Jacques Linsolas; Loly Valdarnini; Paris Philharmonic Orchestra; René Leibowitz
22:44
1.2
Act I, Part II
Jacques Offenbach; Janine Linda; André Dran; Roger Giraud; Jean Mollien; Jacques Linsolas; Loly Valdarnini; Paris Philharmonic Orchestra; René Leibowitz
19:16
1.3
Act II, Part I
Jacques Offenbach; Janine Linda; André Dran; Roger Giraud; Jean Mollien; Jacques Linsolas; Loly Valdarnini; Paris Philharmonic Orchestra; René Leibowitz
5:35
1.4
Act II, Part II
Jacques Offenbach; Janine Linda; André Dran; Roger Giraud; Jean Mollien; Jacques Linsolas; Loly Valdarnini; Paris Philharmonic Orchestra; René Leibowitz
28:08
1.5
Act III
Jacques Offenbach; Janine Linda; André Dran; Roger Giraud; Jean Mollien; Jacques Linsolas; Loly Valdarnini; Paris Philharmonic Orchestra; René Leibowitz
29:00
René Leibowitz heads the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra in this legacy recording of Jacques Offenbach's La Belle Hélène. Mastered from the original Everest Master Tapes, this series of releases from Countdown Media have been given new light and clarity through high-resolution digital transfer. "The Everest catalog is one of the truly historic and ground-breaking music catalogs of the past half century. Everest created a number of historical sonic and music benchmarks during its early history in the 1950’s and 60’s. Everest was one of only two labels (arguably the first, with the historic Mercury Living Presence to follow) to record in 3-channel stereo, mostly with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic (in the guise of the 'Stadium Symphony Orchestra' due to contractual obligations). Some of the famed conductors active during the middle of the century, including Leopold Stokowski, Sir Malcom Sargent and Sir Adrian Boult, were responsible for these ground-breaking recordings on 35mm video tape (also a landmark accomplishment which would hearken the arrival a decade later of the usage of 2” master tape for studio recording)." - Lutz Rippe (Countdown Media)
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Everest Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1-5 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.55
-2.87 to -1.21
-23.11
-25.25 to -21.69
-18.70
-21.20 to -17.10
14
13 to 14
1
Act I
-1.22-22.78-18.414
2
Act I, Part II
-1.22-21.69-17.113
3
Act II, Part I
-2.87-25.25-21.214
4
Act II, Part II
-1.21-23.03-18.514
5
Act III
-1.21-22.78-18.314

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