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I have a couple of the Melodiya Rozhdestvensky Sibelius Symphony recordings
on vinyl and recall them as being quite wonderful.  This must be a great
set.

Best, John


On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> ‚ÄčThe Collins performances are indeed really good. For a fine black horse
> coming up from behind though, try the Rozhdestvensky set.
>
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Sibelius-Symphonies-1-7-Jean/dp/B003GT37LG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444928348&sr=8-1&keywords=Rozhdestvensky++Sibelius
>
> The price is now triple what I paid a couple years ago!
>
> clark
>
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > On LP one of the 6-record set, there is more a low-level buzz than a hum.
> > I think they did some mitigation, perhaps a hum filter, and the buzz is
> the
> > low-level hash that rode above the hum. In any case, it's not terribly
> > annoying on speakers. more annoying listening through headphones.
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:38 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Good music, good FFRR sound, good vinyl, nice
> > presentation
> >
> >
> > I happened to read a review of the Eloquence CDs just the other day in a
> > back issue of Fanfare, Vol. 31 #6, 7/8 2008. A dual(ing) review, one
> mostly
> > negative, one mildly positive, the latter calling the sound "dynamic, if
> > feral," and describing the playing as sometimes "scrappy" but "elsewhere
> > the LSO play their hearts out, chasing the devil." The other guy
> > acknowledges the set's historical significance, but praises only Kenneth
> > Wilkinsin's Kingsway sound as "astonishingly clear, lifelike." He
> mentions
> > there is a buzz throughout the 1st Symphony.
> >
> > I have three of the Ace of Clubs pressings (not of the 1st). I wasn't
> > bowled over by the performances, but this prompts me to give them another
> > spin.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> > [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Haley
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:10 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Good music, good FFRR sound, good vinyl, nice
> > presentation
> >
> > Tom,
> >
> > People should be aware that these classic recordings are already
> available
> > on two "Decca" CDs, here:
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/Sibelius-Symphonies-Nos-Jean/dp/B00104CIPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444849351&sr=8-1&keywords=Collins+Sibelius
> >
> > and
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/Eloq-SIBELIUS-Symphonies-Nos-CD/dp/B00104CIPU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1444849351&sr=8-2&keywords=Collins+Sibelius
> >
> > These Decca CD's sound far better than the prior incarnations on Beulah
> > CDs (or any prior LPs), and it is hard to believe that the new LPs could
> > possibly top these fantastic sounding CD's.  While I haven't heard the
> new
> > LPs, I think they have to be truly superfluous.
> >
> > I see on Amazon that there is also a Japanese CD set, which I know
> nothing
> > about.
> >
> > Anyone who loves these symphonies, as I do, has to hear these Collins
> > recordings.  They are real ear-openers.
> >
> > Best,
> > John Haley
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > UMG/Decca Classics quietly released this new 6LP set:
> >> http://www.deccaclassics.com/en/cat/4788497
> >>
> >> Having worked with UMG on both the release-prep and consumer-fan end
> >> of things, I am very impressed with this year's crop of vinyl reissue
> >> offerings. This set in particular has very nice sound quality,
> >> excellent manufacturing and a high-quality "artifact"-ness about it
> >> (nice sleeve graphics, high-quality reproduction of the FFRR labels,
> >> good booklet essay, etc).
> >>
> >> Pressed (180g, very flat LPs) at OptimalMedia, Germany.
> >>
> >> Most of all, the performances are superb. And, I usually don't go in
> >> for mono orchestral recordings, but the Decca guys knew how to do this
> >> well. I was amazed that the first 2 symphonies were recorded in 1952.
> >>
> >> -- Tom Fine
> >>
> >
>