Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Beethoven  
 Composition    Symphony No. 8  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1952.11.10  
 Location  Carnegie Hall  
 Session  Studio  

This is really a tremendously underrated and under performed symphony. It has all the power and majesty of the 9th in a much more compact and easy to digest package.

GS excellent sound.

LM has a little more presence and punch to the bass but not as detailed highs.

AT Also very good. A little more low end and a little less highs than GS.

Immortal Reverb and slight fake stereo. Filtered highs.

VICS Fake stereo and reverb.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA    60255-2-RG    AT Collection Vol 4    CD  
 RCA    LM-6901    Toscanini: Nine Beethoven Symphonies    LP  
 RCA Germany    AT 600    Toscanini: Beethoven Die Neun Symphonien    LP  
 RCA    74321 55836 2    The Immortal - Symphonies 5, 6, 7 & 8    CD  
 RCA    VICS-1656(e)    Toscanini: Beethoven Sym. Nos. 4 & 8    LP