I recall reading about one of the Rubinstein
recordings, Brahms #1 IIRC
both mono and stereo versions were made at the same
time, the stereo record being mic'ed much closer and
making the piano sound hard and brittle
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David Lennick wrote:
> Just compared three copies of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with Emil
> Gilels and Fritz Reiner conducting: original mono LP (LM 1969), "Living
> Stereo" CD, and 1970s English pressing on "Camden Classics" CCV 5016
> from Victrola master (VICS 1039). Interesting results. The CD is muddy,
> distant, over-reverbed and very unpleasant. The Camden Classics/Victrola
> is running slow, horribly distorted and full of dropouts. The original
> mono LP sounds .. bloody fabulous!
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