Beethoven / Famous Beethoven Overtures / Munchinger – Reviewed in 2011

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.

This British London Blueback original pressing has better than A+ Hot Stamper sound on both sides. The music is lively and well-played, as one would expect from the venerable Karl Munchinger leading the Vienna Phil.

The sound is quite good but very different for each of the two sides. For more on the sound please see our notes below.

Side One

A+ to A++ sound. This side is a bit bright, not as full and warm as one might expect from vintage London vinyl, but quite nice for the most part with very good transparency.

Side Two

A+ to A++ sound again. This side has some of that Old School Blueback sound, a bit crude, not cut as clean as it might have been, but nonetheless lively and enjoyable.