28 Mar 2016
24/48: Sir Thomas Beecham / Royal Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky. Symphony 2 - Philips 1954
Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.17 - "Little Russian"
I: Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo ~ II: Andantino marziale, quasi moderato // III: Scherzo -Allegro molto vivace ~ IV: Moderato assai
2 files 16/44 zip FLAC Mega Download 2 files 24/48 zip XR FLAC Mega Download
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Philips ABL 3015 Original LP - hand-inscribed matrices: AA01130 1L-10 / 2L-4. Recorded: December 1953 - Walthamstow Town Hall.
Far superior to the reissue (GL5636) in realism/bass depth/power. This pressing was physically Pristine, but some 'noise' at start of side 1 prompted a re-wash - and the LP got damaged (the original dub was retained). I am not amused by this: like most of my collection it had never been 'washed' - and otherwise scarcely needed it.
Minimal '1.2' de-click/slight treble added - Sleeve-note >>>