Nice coincidence - that Levine set is pictured in the Mahler 10 article
published in the new issue of ARCS Journal.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RCA's first Medinah Dig (according to Billboard) -
Lenny at Manhattan Center
I have that recording as part of Sony's el-cheapo box set of the RCA Levine
Mahlers. Never heard it before. Based on the first movement, it is masterful
in every way. There is a bit of hum and just a trace of hiss audible in the
quiet passages midway through, impressive as there were a LOT of mics open.
The sound can be grainy at times. You wonder how it ended up at 44.1;
probably SRC from back in that day, which may have had significant
artifacts. The mix sounds a lot like other RCA Medinah projects, but without
the congestion during loud parts that afflicted analog sessions.