Toscanini Database

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Performance
 Composer  Dukas  
 Composition    The Sorcerer's Apprentice  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1950.03.19  
 Location  Studio 8-H  
 Session  Studio  

Comments
I'm not totally happy with the balance on any of these.

VCM I don't normally go for recordings with added reverb but this tends to give a better balance and fullness that may be slightly more desirable.

VIC is probably the overall best.

FM clear highs with a tendency to shrillness. This is probably the easiest to EQ

Somewhat better highs but with more noise.

GS Filtered upper highs but sort of shrill in the mid highs.

Immortal A very grand pause at 4:12 where somebody really messed up a splice. Some filtering and mild reverb coloration.

Both CDs have great dynamics. Turn treble up on Immortal and easily listenable.

LM probably excellent sound, but my copy is in very poor condition.

AT some muddy reverb and somewhat filtered highs.  

Issue
 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA    VCM-7001    Toscanini Plays Light Classics    LP  
 RCA    VIC-1267    Toscanini: Strauss - Dukas - Berlioz    LP  
 Franklin Mint    TOSC 6    Orchestral Showpieces    LP  
 RCA Japan    RVC-1560    Toscanini Plays Your Favorites    LP  
 RCA    09026-60322-2    AT Collection Vol 39    CD  
 RCA    74321 66924 2    The Immortal - Vol. IX French Orchestral Music    CD  
 RCA    LM-2056    Toscanini Conducts The Sorcerer's Apprentice    LP  
 RCA Italy    AT 142    Toscanini: Respighi, Dukas, Liadov, Franck    LP