Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Mussorgsky  
 Composition    Pictures at an Exhibition  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1953.01.26  
 Location  Carnegie Hall  
 Session  Studio  

This use to be my favorite but it has been surpassed by Leibowitz on Rediscovery.

This performance is still pretty awsome!

VIC Increcibly detailed, you can feel and here the chair creaks and page turns. Fantasic dynamics, plenty of weight.

AT almost as good.

GS Low distortion, excellent dynamics but the details have been filtered off. Bass and treble at 3 o'clock make it almost as good as VIC.

Immortal Fake stereo and filtered highs, even less detail.

RVC Nice smooth sound but lacks dynamics of top 4.

LM Somewhat thin and shrill.

FM 45/46 Single side, innergrove poor sound and dynamics.

TOSC 2 Single side, horrid, muffled muddy .  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA    VIC-1273    Toscanini: Mussorgsky Pictures - Ravel Daphnis    LP  
 RCA Italy    AT 107    Toscanini: Mussorgsky Pictures - Ravel Daphnis    LP  
 RCA    60287-2-RG    AT Collection Vol 35    CD  
 RCA    74321 59484 2    The Immortal - Vol. VIII Orchestral Showpieces    CD  
 RCA Japan    RVC-1545    Toscanini: Moussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition    LP  
 RCA    LM-1838    Toscanini: Pictures at an Exhibition, Psyche and Eros    LP  
 Franklin Mint    TOSC 2    Toscanini: Concerti/Tone Poems    LP  
 Franklin Mint    FM 45-46    The 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time    LP