_Conductors – Walter

Mozart / Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Walter – A Very Good Columbia Pressing

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

This Odyssey budget pressing has long been favorite of ours here at Better Records. It’s too bad that most of them don’t sound very good, with the shrill, hard string tone we’ve come to expect from Columbia in the ’60s. Fortunately this pressing does not have that problem! We played a number of these recently, and this copy was the best of them all on BOTH sides! Side one is really rich and warm with lovely, smooth strings that don’t get shrill. It’s very hard to believe that there’s a much better sounding copy out there. Side one of course has the complete Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.    (more…)

Mahler / Symphony #2 / Walter – Never Heard One with Good Sound

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This is a Minty looking Columbia 6 Eye stereo LP with No Sign of Play (NSOP). The sound is not very good however.