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On 27/06/2012, Tom Fine wrote:

> Hi David:
> 
> THANKS for that link! I wasn't even aware of that recording. 89 cents
> for an MP3 was too good to pass up. However, the original transfer to
> digital was not good. There are artifacts that generally come from an
> over-processed digital transfer rather than a 256kbps MP3 file. That
> said, it's definitely and clearly stereo in that there is spacial
> perspective to the room and "depth" and "width" to the sides and
> behind the center.
> 
It occurs to me that the sound in the Beecham excerpts is what one hears
from a good seat in the middle of the hall. I guess that is where
Blumlein put his mics.

We are so used to recordings made from the conductor's position, or
several feet above it, that we have forgotten than you don't sit above
the conductor in a concert.

Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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