Heifetz on Classic – An Overview

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The RCA pressing of the Brahms Violin Concerto with  Heifetz and Reiner you see pictured, LSC 1903, is yet another Hall of Shame pressing and yet another Classic Records LP debunked.

The Classic reissue of LSC 1903 is a disaster: shrill, smeary and unmusical.

The best Heifetz records on Classic were, if memory serves, LSC 2734 (Glazunov), LSC 2603 (Bruch) and LSC 2769 (Rozsa). They aren’t nearly as offensive as the others. If you can pick one up for ten or twenty bucks, you might get your money’s worth depending, I suppose, on how critically you listen to your classical records. The CDs are better for all I know. That’s probably the first place to go, considering Classic’s generally poor track record.

Those interested can click on the link to read more Classic Records Heavy Vinyl Reviews. As you may know, Classic is a label which we found very hard to like right from the beginning. We like it even less now. They may have gone out of business but their bad records are still plentiful on ebay and you can actually still buy their leftover crap right from Acoustic Sounds.

Check out our Heavy Vinyl Scorecard to read all about the latest winners and losers.

 

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