Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Wagner  
 Composition    Parsifal (Prelude and Good Friday Spell)  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1949.12.22  
 Location  Carnegie Hall  
 Session  Studio  

AT quiet surface, nice sound. Turn up bass a little.

LM shimmers. Wonderful.

GS Tonal balance somewhat off. Accetate noise Dynamics not as good as AT.

RVC Brass to bright, bass weak. Same dynamis as GS.

VIC Big brass way to bright. Pitched much faster than GS.

Immortal Pleasant smooth sound but life and detail sucked out. Uneven response.

I think these all need extended listening to determine which is best but I don't think it will be either of the CDs.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 RCA Germany    AT 400    Wagner and Toscanini    LP  
 RCA    LM-6020    Toscanini Conducts Wagner    LP  
 RCA    09026-60305-2    AT Collection Vol 48    CD  
 RCA Japan    RVC-1558    Toscanini Conducts Wagner Vol. 2    LP  
 RCA    VIC-1278    Toscanini: Wagner    LP  
 RCA    74321 59482 2    The Immortal - Vol. VII Wagner    CD