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24 Sep 2012
Otto Klemperer / Amsterdam Concertgebouw - Mahler. Symphony 2 - Holland Festival 1951
I: Allegro maestoso ~ II: Andante con moto ~ III: In sehr ruhig fliessender Bewegung ~ IV: 'Urlicht' - Seir feierlich, aber Schlicht ~
V: Im tempo des Scherzo - Langsam - Maestoso - Allegro energico - Langsam - Sehr langsam und gedehnt - Quasi allegro - Langsam
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Jo Vincent, Soprano, Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto - Amsterdam Concertgebouw Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer
Decca D264D2 1982 Dutch pressings/Decca matrices: XPARL 17278-81: 1G 'Live performance' @ Concertgebouw, Amsterdam - 12 July 1951.
78RPM discs recorded by Nederlandse Omroep Stichting & Katholieke Radio Omroep.
This transfer can be compared to Mr Pristine's.. mp3 sample which, due to a considerable difference in waveform/sound/treble extension, might well derive from a (copyright) commercial CD. (See the waveform trace, below, comparing the 2 files @ the same point; illustrating that the LP's treble extends far beyond his transfer. He notes that his, undisclosed, source is limited to just above 10kHz).
Of course, his receives (12 Sept 2012) a MusicWeb seal of approval..sort of 'Pirate, First Class'. NB: the LP's are mastered with a wide dynamic-range: the ending is @ 0dB - thus much of the preceding is @ a far lower than average level. The files have received considerable editing of the acetate derived 'blips'..