Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Gluck  
 Composition    Orfeo ed Euridice (Act II, Dance of the Blessed Spirits)  
 Ensemble  New York Philharmonic  
 Date  1929.11.21  
 Location  Carnegie Hall  
 Session  Studio  

Instrumental Soloist
 Soloist    Instrument  
 Amans    Flute  

The Pearl notes states that this is a remake because of surface noise on the 5 April 1929 performance. Judging from the CDs I don't see that the earlier performance is much worse.

This is an interesting comparison since it is two different transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn. I prefer the sound on Pearl. The Naxos has less high frequency surface noise. However it is marred by a high pitch whistle near the end that is not present at all on the Pearl.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 Pearl    GEMM CDS 9373    Toscanini & the NYPSO 1926-36    CD  
 Naxos    8.110842    Toscanini - NY Phil: Opera Overtures    CD