Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Beethoven  
 Composition    Leonore Overture No. 1  
 Ensemble  BBC Symphony  
 Date  1939.06.01  
 Location  Queen's Hall, London  
 Session  Studio  

Great performance!

IC-6156 Great dynamics and low distorion and noise. Most natural balance.

Naxos and Biddulph transfers both by Mark Obert-Thorn. Both very good, but sort of a toss up. Naxos has more noise but slightly less coloration.

IC-6015 overly filtered.

60150 bad source surface noise.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 Seraphim    IC-6156    Toscanini: Beethoven Sym Nos. 1,4, 6,&7    LP  
 Naxos    8.110854    Toscanini: Beethoven 1, 4 Leonore 1 - BBC    CD  
 Biddulph    WHL008-9    Toscanini: The Complete Issued HMV Recordings    CD  
 Seraphim    IC-6015    Toscanini: Beethoven Sym. Nos. 1,4,&6 . Overtures    LP  
 Seraphim    60150    Toscanini Overtures BBC Symphony    LP