- A superb UK pressing with a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, mated to a very good sounding side two – exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
- Two of the truly great virtuoso/romantic violin concertos, boasting superb 1961 EMI Golden Age Analog Sound
- The complete first Violin Concerto on this vintage LP has killer sound, right up there with our Shootout Winner from the last go around
- It’s simply bigger, more transparent, less distorted, more three-dimensional and more REAL than most others
- The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of for both works, with sound to rival the greatest concerto recordings we’ve played
Another remarkable Demo Disc from the Golden Age of Vacuum Tube Recording Technology, in this case 1961, with the added benefit of mastering using the more modern cutting equipment of the ’70s. (We are of course here referring to the good modern mastering of 40 years ago, not the bad modern mastering of today.)
This combination of old and new works wonders on this title as you will surely hear for yourself on this wonderful copy.
The sound of the best copies is transparent, undistorted, three-dimensional and REAL, without any sacrifice in solidity, richness or Tubey Magic. The illusion of disappearing speakers is one of the more attractive aspects of the sound here, pulling the listener into the space of the concert hall in an especially engrossing way. (more…)