45 rpm double sided disk recording of "ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD", composed by Jacques Offenbach, performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Wallenstein. Original recording in America by Decca Records, manufactured in Australia by Festival Records.

Physical Description

Paper card sleeve, front with printed text and 'flames' design, with black, orange, red and pink inks. Reverse, printed text in black ink. Handwritten text, blue ink. Disc recording held within transparent plastic internal sleeve. Disc recording made of circular black disc with concentric groove on front and reverse. Circular hole and three circular slits cut in and around centre of disc. Circular paper label around central hole. Label printed with blue and silver inks. White paper sheet held within sleeve, with handwritten, blue ink text and printed ruled lines, blue ink.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Manufacturer

    Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1962

  • Format

    Gramophone Disc, 45 RPM x 7-inch Single

  • Inscriptions

    Sleeve, front, "A FESTIVAL LITTLE ALBUM / FX-5093 / ORPHEUS / IN THE UNDEWORLD / THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / ALFRED WALLENSTEIN, CONDUCTOR". Sleeve, reverse, "FX-5093 / Original Recording in America by DECCA RECORDS INC., New York, U.S.A." and associated text describing the content and details of the recording. Disc recording central label, front, "FESTIVAL / 45 rpm" and text describing details of the recording. Disc recording central label, reverse, "FESTIVAL / 45 rpm" and text describing details of the recording. Paper sheet, front, "FX 5093 / Orpheus in The Underworld / 14 JUN 1962 / 14 JUN 1962". Catalogue Number: FX-5093 and MX-2795.

  • Classification

    Music & musical instruments, Playback media - analogue, Disc recordings

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    180 mm (Width), 5 mm (Depth), 180 mm (Height)
    Dimensions of record sleeve with disc and other contents inside.

  • References

    Wikipedia [Link 1] accessed 17 November 2011