Delibes Sylvia/Coppelia gets a rave from Home Theater HiFi

Our San Francisco Ballet Orchestra recording of Delibes: Sylvia and Coppélia gets listed as a Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity "Spring 2013 Secrets CD."

Here's the posted review from Jason Victor Serinus (originally posted on San Francisco Classical Voice):

"There are at least three compelling reasons to buy this recording. The music, suites drawn from Léo Delibes' complete scores for the ballets Sylvia (first produced at Théâtre de l'Opéra, Paris, in 1876) and Coppélia (first produced at Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra, Paris, in 1870), is lively, colorful, and filled with charm...

"Second, Martin West and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra do a bang up job. Comparison with two classic Mercury Living Presence renditions of the complete scores – Anatole Fistoulari's Sylvia with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Antal Doráti's Coppélia with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – find West's tempos broader in some key movements, and hence more conducive to listening without visuals...

"Which leads us to the third reason for hitting the "buy" tab. This latest release from Bay Area's Reference Recordings, captured over two days at Skywalker Sound by Grammy Award winning recording engineer Keith O. Johnson and recordist Sean Royce Martin, is sensational. That's SENSATIONAL." — Jason Victor Serinus

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