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If John Pfeiffer is listed as producer (which, by the way, he put his name as Re-issue Producer of every classical CD from at least 1987-1996 when he died, few of which he actually produced), then that can't be the one from 2004, which should have noticeably improved sound.  

The newer transfer was first issued on Vladimir Horowitz - Legendary RCA Recordings (BMG Classics 82876-56052-2), a 2 CD set.  There is also brand new transfer of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with Reiner on that set.

Jon Samuels



On Friday, March 28, 2014 10:39 AM, Jon Samuels <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
If John Pfeiffer is listed as producer (which, by the way, he put his name as Re-issue Producer of every classical CD from at least 1987-1996 when he died, few of which he actually produced), then that can't be the one from 2004, which should have noticeably improved sound.  

The newer transfer was first issued on Vladimir Horowitz - Legendary RCA Recordings (BMG Classics 82876-56052-2), a 2 CD set.  There is also brand new transfer of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with Reiner on that set.

Jon Samuels



On Friday, March 28, 2014 3:26 AM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
I just listented to this selection from the Complete Toscanini and I'm not sure which version it is.  It sounds slightly different than DM800.  The orchestral sound is much improved but the piano still sounds distant.  I thought it might be the live Carnegie Hall concert but the recording dates are May 8/14, 1941 and, as far as I know, that concert only took place once.  There is a lot of surface noise in the first movement but it sounds more like 33 revs than 78 revs.  Jon Samuels is credited with mastering the CD.  John Pfeiffer is credited as being the producer but I think he was gone by 2006 when Jon said the improved mastering was done.  All the CDs in this box say c. 2012 so it's impossible to say which ones were remastered after the early '90s set.

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