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I don't know to what myth Tom is referring but from day one of the CD's existance commercially it should have been able to contain a performance of the B9.  I have heard since the beginning of the CD era, (and perhaps this is the "myth"), that the CD's design criteria was that it should be able to contain the B9 on a single disc - specifically the Karajan performance.  Unless it is an incredibly slow performance, the B9 lasts around 65 minutes with all the repeats.  I don't know if CD's CAN hold more now than they could in the beginning but they certainly DO.  Now you can easily fit an overture along with the 9th.

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On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:55 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 

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>And a myth that won't die on this list of people allegedly concerned with historical accuracy! 
>Sheesh!
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>Thanks, Goran, for repeated links to the true story.
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>-- Tom Fine
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>Subject: [ARSCLIST] CD time limit - Beethoven
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>>> Nevertheless, the B9 just fits onto a 4 3/4 disc at 44/16?, does it
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>> Maybe so.
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>> But that was not possible when the CD was launched in 1983:
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>> www.exp-math.uni-essen.de/~immink/pdf/beethoven.pdf
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>> It is clearly a marketing myth.
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>> Best regards,
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>> Goran Finnberg
>> The Mastering Room AB
>> Goteborg
>> Sweden
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>> Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never live long enough to
>> make them all yourself. - John Luther
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>> (")_(") Smurfen:RIP
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