On a more serious note
I have just found a D90 cassette,in my collection,of a performance of Rootham's First Symphony with the BBC Symphony orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis. Broadcast on June 20th 2004 & broadcast (in a specially made recording) as part of Brian Kay's '3 for All' programme;this should make for an interesting comparison to the Lyrita recording.
As luck would have it,I still play cassettes & actually use them to record off the radio,now & again!
I have now slotted this into my dolby cassette deck,and.....whoa! This is definately one of my better recordings! A lovely,clear,expansive recording,to my ears? Well,not bad for me
& the performance sounds great. Very bracing. I now wish Andrew Davis would make a recording (or of the Second!). When I get a lead I will make a cdr!
Wow! The timpani in this recording is quite something! That almighty thwack,just then, nearly knocked me off my seat!!!!
Good as the Lyrita recording is,the sonics here make me feel that this really would benefit from the sonics of modern state of the art recording! It really DOES add something! (Hopefully,not a cardiac arrest!
I knew I was tempting fate! Unfortunately,the balance goes a bit funny,near the beginning of the finale! Definately,pro left ear 'ole! But,it could be worse. I remember now,the machine I used at the time had a dodgy button & you had to wedge it in place....usually,a matchstick!
As I say it could have been worse. (One channel,only,sometimes!)
Presumably,I can do something to even up the balance using 'Audacity'?
Must put that lead (cassette to pc) on my 'shopping list',now!