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19 Mar 2016

24/48: Willem Mengelberg / New York Philharmonic - Beethoven. Symphony 3 - RCA Victor 1930

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.55  - "Eroica"    
I: Allegro con brio  ~   II: Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)   ~   III: Scherzo (Allegro vivace)   ~  IV: Finale (Allegro molto)    
16/44 FLAC  Zippy Download       24/48 FLAC  Fichier Download 
The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York  conducted by  Willem Mengelberg  
HMV  DB.1599-1605  Album no.153   RCA matrices: A58152-62 (3,6,3,3,3,2,2,1,2,1,1)  //  mvt.IV: A58172-4 (2,2,2)
Recorded: 4/9 January 1930 - Liederkranz Hall, New York.  1933 set
Superb performance in rather decent RCA sound (this transfer has more clarity than 2013's CD-RW) - and any shellac 'hash' isn't too distracting.    
The last 2 sides are transferred @ 1dB less.   Mengelberg's 1940 Concertgebouw Beethoven recordings