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18 Sep 2015

Efrem Kurtz / New York Philharmonic - Shostakovich. Symphony 9 - CBS 1947

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony no.9, op.70   
I: Allegro  ~  II: Moderato  ~  III: Presto  ~  IV: Largo  ~  V: Allegretto - Allegro
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Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York  conducted by  Efrem Kurtz  
Philips  ABL 3117  1956 UK LP/Dutch matrix: AA01248 1L=1    Recorded: 8 April 1947
Far more detailed/dynamic - with a much greater frequency-range (<19kHz) than another recent 'smoothed' CBS LP dub on 'Symphonyshare'..... 
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4 comments:

  1. Many thanks for this superb transfer!

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  2. Rather livelier, eh!
    Had intended doing this + the Kije (an Orphan?) last year - but as the Kurtz was on CD - and the Kije was a bit 'relaxed', I didn't bother (the intended coupling was a 24/96 of the Malko Peter'n'Wolf (now have another ACL transfer) + possibly the Goossens/RPO 'Pictures' on HMV (ALP mono) which is quite good.;

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  3. A very stylish performance, which I had never heard, and a lovely transfer! Thank you very much, Tin Ear!

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    1. I removed the 24/96 as the 16/44 is perfectly OK.
      Hopefully, this is even lovelier (and more exciting) than any CD transfer!

      A few of Kurtz's NYPO records appeared on early EMI/Columbia (have Wieniawski VC2 -Stern) but this was probably only issued due to Philips' earlier Shostakovich LP's

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