Maybe the best volume so far in this wonderful series – Universal's repressing of vintage Mercury
Living Presence albums in limited boxes! The titles here include some of the more unusual, more obscure Living Presence titles. Many of the works are conducted by the Mercury
heavyweights – Antal Dorati, Paul Paray, and Howard Hanson – and the range of composers includes Franck, Bloch, Wagner, Respighi, Gounod, Rossini, and Strauss – with a bit less of the vocal or "gimmicky" performances that sometimes showed up on the label. Repertoire is rock-solid throughout – and the package comes with a book that offers notes on each title too!
(Numbered, limited edition of 2000. Includes original book! Box has a small spot of sticker residue and marker over the barcode, but otherwise is in great condition!)