Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Beethoven  
 Composition    Symphony No. 6  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1939.11.11  
 Location  Studio 8-H  
 Session  Broadcast  

This is a tough decision. Naxos and NE clearly from different sources. Naxos has much more air around the instruments with much more sense of the sound of individual strings. Even though there is a low end, it doesn't have much bite. Definite surface noise but not bad. NE has no surface noise but no real loss of highs. Storm has great power and dynamics, but has less sense of individual instruments.

ATS but could use a little low end weight.

Love that storm!  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 Nuova Era    2243-8    Toscanini: Beethoven Nine Symphonies . Overtures    CD  
 Naxos    8.110823    Toscanini: Beethoven Sym. Nos. 5 & 6    CD  
 The Arturo Toscanini Society/Olympic    ATS 1116    Toscanini: Beethoven Symphony No. 6    LP