Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Verdi  
 Composition    Messa da Requiem  
 Ensemble  BBC Symphony  
 Date  1938.05.27  
 Location  Queen's Hall, London  
 Session  Live  

Vocal Soloist
 Soloist    Role    Range  
 Milanov        Soprano  
 Thorborg        Contralto  
 Roswaenge        Tenor  
 Moscona        Bass  

BBC Choral Society (Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate)

Both the ATS and Testament could use some work. The ATS needs the bass filled in some. The Testament has tape hiss that is most likely in a range where there is no musical information and can be more shrill in the mid-highs but also has a more constricted sound.

I need to transfer this and work with the EQ some.

ATS pitched slightly faster.

I think Melodram took the ATS recording, added some reverb and boosted the bass a little.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 The Arturo Toscanini Society/Olympic    ATS 1108-9    Toscanini: Verdi Requiem    LP  
 Testament    SBT2 1362    Toscanini: Verdi Requiem - BBC Symphony    CD  
 Melodram    MEL 28022    Toscanini Dirige Verdi    CD