Toscanini Database

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Performance
 Composer  Wagner  
 Composition    Gotterdammerung (Daybreak,Duet, Rhine Journey)  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1941.02.22  
 Location  Carnegie Hall  
 Session  Broadcast  

Vocal Soloist
 Soloist    Role    Range  
 Traubel    Brunnhilde    Soprano  
 Melchior    Siegfried    Tenor  

Comments
All are quite good except for Guild. Pitched correctly FM is best overall.

LM turn bass to 3:00 and treble to 9:00 then wonderful balance and undistorted sound but with some surface noise

AT much greater dynamics and loud sections are clean without distortion. However it sounds like it is coming from a deteriorating tape source and the highs sort of come and go.

FM pitched fast. Set to -2.0 to match GS

Memories same as FM except with surprisinly only just a touch of reverb.

VIC turn up bass a little and treble down a little. Thin crappy vinyl with lots of distortion near end.

GS It little over filtered and more distorted than the rest with some coloration.

Minerva and GS about the same if you turn down treble and up bass on GS or up treble and down bass on Minerva. Minerva might have slightly better dynamics.

Guild poor dynamics and somewhat muffled.  

Issue
 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA    LM-2452    Toscanini: Wagner    LP  
 Franklin Mint    TOSC 5    Opera Scenes & Arias    LP  
 RCA Germany    AT 400    Wagner and Toscanini    LP  
 Memories    HR 4161-63    Toscanini Conducts Wagner    CD  
 RCA    09026-60304-2    AT Collection Vol 53    CD  
 Minerva    MN-A32    Toscanini: Lauritz Melchior and Helen Traubel Sing Wagner    CD  
 RCA    VIC-1369    Toscanini: Great Scenes from Wagner: Gotterdammerung    LP  
 Guild    GHCD 2242-43    Toscanini - Wagner Concert    CD