I read a few comments on other forums that confirm your assessment about
Szigeti's technique. Also saw a few comments that WCF was very unhappy that
the Japanese reissued it and other ALP Szigeti recordings without her
On Feb 10, 2013 7:39 PM, "Gray, Mike" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I shouldn't reply before Tom, but I'm on a roll tonight ...
> Because Szigeti's technique by the late 50s was quite shaky, it took
> dozens of edits, sometimes within a run, to keep his violin part 'in tune'.
> So far as I know, the Brahms was never issued on Golden Imports, and
> perhaps for that same reason, on Mercury American CD. The only LP/CD issues
> are the Japanese ones taken from two-track mix-down tape.
> Mike G.