I finally bagged the Handley emi cd of Hassan
. It has taken me ages to find a copy. I notice it is now unavailable again! My copy was in lovely condition,so thank you very much to that seller & the fair price (I didn't have to sell my kidneys!
). I enjoyed the Beecham,but this is one instance where stereo sound really opens up a score,'Beecham magic',or not! Anyway,even if you like Beecham's recording you need to hear Delius in more modern recordings,as well. This is a lovely score,and the story of it's creation,and creators,included with the booklet makes a very interesting read. This is one to put on with Beni Mora
for afters,perhaps!! (Or before?!)
Which reminds me. I finally bagged the emi/cfp cd of Sargent's BBCSO recording ofThe Planets
,which includes Beni Mora
and Perfect Fool
,also recorded by Sargent. You've just got to keep looking,haven't you?!! A great month for collecting!
I still remember my Lp with the Space vehicle on the front. The first Lp I ever owned!!