Well, I finally found the cd when I went looking for some Beethoven. Unfortunately, I'm still looking for the Beethoven which is probably mixed into Bartok or Brahms.
Anyway, that is the set that I have, EMI/DHM -- confirmed. I played it again to judge the sound and it is as I remembered: very clean, cold and slightly bright. I played it using my tube amplifier to warm it up, but it still reflects the colder aesthetic of the earliest digital days. My recording actually dates from 1981, so I don't think it could be more "early digital" than that. The sound also lacks a fullness that more recent recordings (HDCD) have as well. I'm more used to the SACD cds which have more information and a correspondingly warmer and fuller sound now so I haven't given it as much play. The performance and interpretations are excellent, though. I don't know if remastering has been done or if the later editions include more digital information to give it better sound; if so, I might consider upgrading the recording. I know JVC did wonders with some older recordings, but I believe those were taken from analog tapes, rather than from digital tapes.