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From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
> Actually, my original point was that this CD shouldn't have been
broadcast, and neither should they have aired a totally insignificant
performance of the Nutcracker Suite (Vanguard, couldn't even tell you the
orchestra) that had the same problems. Management, engineering and announce
staff should be made aware that certain CDs of older analog recordings are
going to sound ghastly on the air and should make it a point to listen to
their station as it's actually coming out of radio speakers, and the
audience should open up a mouth as well.
Well, this makes two dangerous and probably incorrect statements!
First, it is highly unlikely that anybody at a 21st-century "classical
music" station knows much more about the music and its history than
how the composers' names are supposed to be pronounced (and in some
cases they lack THAT knowledge!)
Second, the same applies to about 99% of the listening audience...
who probably have about the same knowledge and understanding of
the music that I do (and I listen to CFMX mainly because it's the
least annoying of the available radio stations!).
So, neither group would recognize the appropriate sound of GOOD
recordings played and broadcast properly...if it walked up behind
them and bit them on the fundament!
In my own case, too many years of standing in front of other players'
Fender Twins turned up to 10...and two significant head injuries...have
left me slightly less deaf than the proverbial post!
Steven C. Barr