Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Schubert  
 Composition    Symphony No. 9  
 Ensemble  Philadelphia Orchestra  
 Date  1941.11.16  
 Location  Academy of Music, Philadelphia  
 Session  Studio  

The new Red Seal edition is superior to the original Gold Seal. The RS has far greater dynamic range and detail in both the highs and lows than the GS which suffers from an overuse of filtering and noise reduction.

Also FM Sym I dated 1941.03.16

FM appears to be a different take on at least the first part of first movement. Note extreme broadening at approx 3 minute. Need pitch control totry to sync up. Fourth movement appear to be the same except for dynamics aren't as good on FM and poorer highs.

CRM much better open highs than GS but dynamics and low end are much more distorted. Try 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +4 +8 +12 on GS.

AT too much acetate noise and distortion.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA    88697-02331-2    Toscanini - Philadelphia Orchestra    CD  
 RCA    60313-2-RG    AT Collection Vol 69    CD  
 Franklin Mint    TOSC 1    Symphonies, Vol. 1    LP  
 RCA    CRM5-1900    Toscanini: The Philadelphia 1941-42 Recordings    LP  
 RCA Italy    AT 102    Toscanini: Schubert Symphony No. 9    LP