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Gary,

You would be the perfect person to write a comparative review for the ARSC journal. 

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> On Dec 8, 2016, at 4:43 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> PS - I just read the customer reviews of the Warner/EMI set. They are not favorable. The first one highly recommends Seth's old Pearl transfers. 
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> Gary
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> Gary Galo
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gary A. Galo
> Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:22 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Schnabel re-issue recommendations
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> Hi Jim,
> 
> Seth Winner did them for Pearl many years ago - they do turn up on Amazon. I have the Naxos Historical CDs that Mark Obert Thorn did, and they sound very good. Although "Not for Sale in the US", Amazon 3rd-party vendors have them. There are a total of 11 volumes. Try searching for " schnabel beethoven naxos" as well as " schnabel beethoven naxos historical" to come up with all of the available choices. Some dealers are charging over-the-top prices for them.
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> There's a new set from Warner/EMI that claims to be new 96/24 transfers:
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> https://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Piano-Sonatas-Artur-Schnabel/dp/B01GIUNCNM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1481231831&sr=1-1&keywords=schnabel+beethoven
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> You can't beat the price. The old EMI set sounded like crap - avoid it. The newer transfers done by EMI at Abbey Road have been much better than their work from the 1980s and 90s. If I had to do it, I think I'd take a chance on that new Warner/EMI set. 
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> I hope this helps.
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> Best,
> Gary
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> 
> ____________________________
> 
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> 
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> Arnold Schoenberg
> 
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> Igor Markevitch
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Schnabel re-issue recommendations
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> All of my library's copies of Schnabel recordings of the Beethoven piano sonatas have walked away. I'm looking for a good replacement set. Are any of them particularly noteworthy for their restoration? Opinions welcome.
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> Jim Farrington
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