I have never gotten around to buying any of those BBC Legends CDs,but I can attest to the outstanding sound,and pressings of the BBC Symphony transcription Lps I own,from the 60s and 70s.
Oh and the lion,and Big Ben,pressed into the vinyl on the blank sides of those early 60s Lps are cool !
Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Incidentally, one of the best recordings I have heard for a natural
perspective on the orchestra is of Benjamin Britten conducting the
"Fingal's Cave Overure" of Mendelssohn. This is a BBC recording, it was
probably a routine all-in-the-day's-work job for the engineer, and the
mic-ing is obviously simple. (The whole CD is worth hearing.)
And then, a reviewer on Amazon doesn't like sound at all ! So much
depends on playback conditions.
At least Britten was a "good conductor".
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