Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Dvorak  
 Composition    Symphony No. 9  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1953.02.02  
 Location  Carnegie Hall  
 Session  Studio  

RVC Nice overall balance

GS somewhat boomy with muted brass and strings. 0 -4 -4 0 0 0 0 +4 + 8 +10 then OK

TOSC 1 similar to GS but slightly better strings.

VIC and LM very good.

FM 1/2 somewhat muted.

Immortal Fake stereo. Nice balance once treble is turned up slightly. Spoiled by reverb.

AT Thin horrid sound.

LME The good example of early fake stereo where the goal was to evenly smear the sound between the two speakers without using different tonal characteristics (highs vs. lows) but they introduced a weird nasal quality to the sound and left out the bass.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA Japan    RVC-1541    Toscanini: Dvorak - Symphony No. 9    LP  
 RCA    60279-2-RG    AT Collection Vol 24    CD  
 RCA    VIC-1249    Toscanini: Dvorak 9th - Schumann Manfred Ov.    LP  
 RCA    LM-1778    Toscanini: Dvorak Symphony No. 9    LP  
 Franklin Mint    TOSC 1    Symphonies, Vol. 1    LP  
 Franklin Mint    FM 1-2    The 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time    LP  
 RCA    74321 59481 2    The Immortal - Vol. VI Great Symphonies    CD  
 RCA    LME-2408    Toscanini: Dvorak Symphony No. 9    LP  
 RCA Germany    AT 114    Toscanini: Dvorak Symphony No. 9    LP