1S/1S Shaded Dog. Ooh, let the drooling begin.
Here is our admittedly very old review for exactly the one copy we had on hand to play, although, to be fair, we have played more than one copy of the album over the years, and it never sounded especially good to us.
The violin is very immediate sounding on this recording, maybe too much so.
Either way, the sound of the orchestra is where this record falls short.
It’s congested, thin and shrill in places. The right copy of Heifetz’s performance on LSC 1992 is a much better record overall. Some may prefer Szeryng’s way with this famous piece, which, as a matter of taste, is fine by us of course.
If you’re listening for just the performance and the sound of the violin, you may find this record to be more acceptable.
We have a section for Living Stereo records that, like this one, we were hoping would have better sound, and we call it: