Behind the Scenes of One of My Favorite Recordings – Citizen Kane

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An orchestral dreadnought such as this requires mastering and pressing of the highest quality. The music by its very nature taxes the limits of LP playback itself, with deep bass notes; incredible dynamics from every area of the stage; masses of strings playing at the top of their registers with abandon; huge drums; powerful brass effects — every sound an orchestra can produce is found on this record, and then some.

Kenneth Wilkinson was the engineer for these sessions in glorious Kingsway Hall.

It’s yet another remarkable disc from the Golden Age of Recording, in this case extending all the way into the ’70s.

You will hear plenty of sounds that defy description, that’s for sure. Some of the time I could not even imagine what exotic instrument could possibly be making the sound I was hearing. The remarkable document pictured below will show you some of them.



Reviews and Commentaries for the Recordings of Kenneth Wilkinson

Demo Discs for Bass 

Demo Discs for Dynamics 

Demo Discs for Energy 

Demo Discs for Size and Space – Orchestral 

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