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14/04/2018

24/48: Lorin Maazel / Philharmonia - Richard Strauss. Also sprach Zarathustra -&- Till Eulenspiegel - Columbia 1962

Richard Strauss:  Also sprach Zarathustra - op.30

Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche - op.28

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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Lorin Maazel

EMI World Records   ST 935  (SAX 2467)  1969 reissue.  Matrices: YAX951 -14G / YAX952 -16G.  Recorded: August/June 1962 - Kingsway Hall.
NOT ON CD (except Jap pre-2008)  SXLP 30133 used these matrices.  Minimal 1.2 / 1.1 de-click (strings were somewhat 'grainy' in op.30) +1dB Treble.
SXLP cover/sleeve-note (original) + SRG 8 review >>>  


5 comments:

  1. Excellent! Thank you for including both of the covers.

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    1. The 1969 recut balance was apparently shifted in the strings favour compared to the 'substandard' SAX, but, soundwise, it's demonstrably not to the standard of 2 recent Supraphon's hereabouts. Overall, the performance is superior to Karajan/VPO which gets flaccid.
      There's a recent LP release @ http://hiqrecords.com/HIQLP047.htm

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  2. Frank.
    THE wonderful Philh - nice one, sir! We did have this, but Lordy knows where it vanished to over the years.
    Best wishes, Theresa

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  3. Frank, thanks. Playing this all a.m. - IMO it rivals in playing and warm sound such as Karajan DGG 1970s (not the misunderstood VPO one), and another well worth seeking out - Mitropoulos 1950s.
    T & K.

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    1. Hello Theresa, Not the Philharmonia(s) I'd been intending (50's) but was cleaning (again) the VPO/Karajan and realised its less-good performance (personally preferred Mehta/LAPO) though a SDD recut of the Karajan has quite a Crescendo (initially the SDD used a 1963 transfer (have the 'tests') and 'limiting' can be heard - the early SXL was very washed-out sound-wise..
      Bought Maazel originally in '70 (Red 'strobe' label) probably as the Gramophone review was persuasive!

      Had intended one or 2 more by now but my 3 Vista laptops succumbed to some (AVG, probably..) glitch - #1 completely wrecked - 9hr re-install - then later similar logon faults (user profile data 'vanished') as had happened with the other 2 - after years of faultless use.... so have been pre-occupied - with loads more salvage work to do!

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