Various Artists - Great Combinations



Analogphonic S80710P
EtiquetaAnalogphonic – RCA
Embalagem1 LP
GramagemVinil 180 g

Mastered from the original masters of Sony Music Entertainment

Pressed at Optimal Media GmbH in Germany

This album pairs up different artists for an album of 10 songs ranging from classical to the down-home folk tunes such as “My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night.”

“It used to be quite the vogue when the disk business was young to pair great singers with string players of equal renown. RCA Victor has revived the practice on this disk with what seems to be a ‘Potent’ platter property. The diskery has the artists, and the album jackets almost seems to dare, ‘Can you match this?’ Here are the pairings: Marian Anderson and Gregor Piatigorsky, Robert Merrill and Yehudi Menuhin, Jan Peerce and Mischa Elman, Ezio Pinza and Nathan Milstein, and Rise Stevens and Elman. Selections, two by each combo, are all light and tuneful. In all, a sound commercial and artistic idea, finely executed.” — Billboard

Lado A 
1Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (Marian Anderson & Gregor Piatigorsky)
2Xerxes, HWV 40, Act I: May the Fates be Kind “Ombra mai fu” (Robert Merrill & Yehudi Menuhin)
3Angel’s Serenade (Jan Peerce & Mischa Elman)
46 Romances, Op. 6, No. 6: None but the Lonely Heart (Ezio Pinza & Nathan Milstein)
5Les Contes d’Hoffman, Act II: Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour, “Barcarolle” (Rise Stevens & Mischa Elman)
Lado B
1Elegie (Rise Stevens & Mischa Elman)
2Calm as The Night, Op. 326, No. 27 (Ezio Pinza & Nathan Milstein)
3O Dry Those Tears (Jan Peerce & Mischa Elman)
46 Songs, Op. 4, No. 3: In the Silence of The Secret Night (Robert Merrill & Yehudi Menuhin
5My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (Marian Anderson & Gregor Piatigorsky)