On 01/06/2012, Tom Fine wrote:
> One man's opinions ...
> 1. the early CD's "Great Performances of the Century" or whatever the
> series was called, with the fake "newspaper front page" artwork,
> generally sucked.
> 2. Dennis Rooney produced a good series of reissues in the late 90's,
> Masterworks Heritage. I have those versions of Szell/Cleveland,
> whatever was released in the series, and it is fantastic.
> 3. I thought much more care was taken and better quality resulted with
> the Bernstein Edition reissues of the 90's, vs the earlier reissues.
A small series from 2006 labelled "Sony Classical - Great Performances",
with a reddish-brown band at the top and a reproduction of an LP cover,
are all DSD transfers and in my opinion sound good. The Boulez Debussy
2-CD set in particular is much better than the LP or earlier CD
I find the Bernstein Century releases quite satisfactory, and in general
better than the earlier releases with watercolours by Prince Charles on
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