Started by Dundonnell, March 25, 2008, 02:09:14 PM
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Quote from: DavidW on June 25, 2022, 08:44:41 AMFirst I have to address the elephant in the room. The sound quality is not that good. There is a very audible noise floor even through speakers. There is distortion and these popping sounds. Basically it is like someone did a hasty digital recording of vinyl instead of a careful mastering of well preserved reel-to-reel to my ears. I think that on speakers it is fine, it might not be on headphones.That being said, these performances are dynamite! They are far better than anyone else I've heard. This is the kind of recording that would make fans of Robert Simpson that didn't like him before. It is really that good. It is that revelatory. And in particular the string section is just so lush. Obviously for fans of Simpson, you got to hear this. You really do. I love it despite the dodgy sound. Edit: fixing my awful sentences, I was excitedly typing as fast as I could.
Quote from: foxandpeng on June 25, 2022, 02:49:08 PM I am still waiting for Spotify to get their act together!
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on June 26, 2022, 02:00:42 PMWell there's no documentation for the Horenstein 2 & 3 issue, however I know that the 3 was issued in the 70s as an LP coupled with the Clarinet Quintet. It was reissued by NMC in 2000s.It may be that the recording of the 2nd was never issued in any form. I don't know the technical details but I believe there was a way of storing a recording on a disc or some sort, rather than tape, back in the 1960s and before. Certainly sounds as if the recording of 2 came off a disc, what with the surface noise.As well as the tragedy of Horenstein never having a permanent contract with any orchestra after he fled Nazi Germany in the 30s, he never had a decent recording contract either in the stereo era. So many of his recordings are one-offs, or off-air or whatever.
Quote from: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 26, 2022, 10:57:22 PMAnd this is the original LP I borrowed in the late 1970s.
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