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20/06/2016

24/48: Landon Ronald / New SO - Tchaikovsky. Symphony 5 - HMV 1928

Peter Tchaikovsky:  Symphony no.5 in E minor, op.64  
I. AndanteAllegro con anima (1-4)  ~  II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza (5-7)  ~  III. Valse: Allegro moderato (8/9)  ~
IV. Finale: Andante maestosoAllegro vivace Andante maestoso Moderato assai e molto maestoso (10-12)
2 files 16/44 zip FLAC   Mega Download              2 files 24/48 zip FLAC  
New Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Landon Ronald  
HMV  D.1511-16  (Album no.73)  1929 pressings   Matrices: CR1773-1780 -IA,I,III,IA,I,I,III,I, CR1770 -IA,1781 -II, CR2006-7 -IIA,I.    
Recorded: 18-19 April / 2 May 1928 - Queen’s Hall.   
New transfer - more detailed  ('keener' treble) than the previous CD-RW. Side 1 is rather less vivid, and (varying) surface hiss is mainly a problem during that 1st mvt introduction.. The 1926 Beethoven Sym.5 won't be uploaded (at least one matrix is faulty, a second set is 'worn')...

9 comments:

  1. Just a word of thanks for this and many of your other fine transfers. Incidentally, rather than "distinctly unconvincing," I would rather consider this impulsive (especially the first movement) and a welcome reminder of an era when personal interpretation was considered an essential partnership with the composer. Please keep the vintage recordings coming!

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    1. Aren't I the 'Mr Whiplash'!!
      The 'impulsive' was Ronald, suddenly, jamming his foot on the accelerator..then he'd grind to a drawl...but I did have the date in mind; so should have said 'compared to later performances' (not heard the Beecham).
      Haven't listened to this yet - except whilst editing-away a few little bits - so trust it doesn't sound too awful on a HiFi..just about to check.

      Perhaps there is a greater acceptance of 'surface-noise' (when ameliorated by some software) than is assumed; but I can't abide 'flattened-out/boring sounds' - and any 'British Fizz' does help keep one 'attentive'..

      I've 2 copies of Ronald's electrical Beethoven 5th; and one, I think, is free from groove-wear (obviously a problem with 20's vintage discs)...but these HMV's are justly notorious for surface 'hash' (or Welsh Slate..) - so will check for that aspect too...

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  2. Wonderful music downloaded with pleasure. Many many thanks.

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    1. Having listened to this 'properly' a few hours back, it comes across as rather a Roller-Coaster Ride.

      I think HMV selected various 'takes' with subsequent 'groove-wear' characteristics in mind - and there's certainly a wide variation in the sound-quality between some sides (most 'joins' are OK - except for a couple where no 'overlap' worked). Bit too much 'surface' - but you'd lose the 'ooomph' with much more NR

      Will take a listen to some of the Beecham version

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  3. Very few conductors make me think of Charles Münch's way of conducting............but Landon Ronald many times does. Many THX for this post !!

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    1. Must admit I can't recall Munch's 'Pathetique' (even though I had the Paris 1948 on HISTORICAL up to last year) - at least it didn't strike me as overly rhythmically 'impulsive'...but was intending uploading the early Boston stereo R&J/Francesca - except I'd 'done' the early Decca's of those..

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  4. ENGLAND HAS SPOKEN: INDEPENDENCE FROM THE FOURTH REICH!

    You narrow-minded pillock! Always thought that you were a conservative inward looking retard - the British Empire no longer exists. We are no-longer the centre of the World, the sooner you can accept this, the sooner you will be happy - stop forever looking backwards. You are exactly the same as that other pillock Rees-Mogg and his fellow "Brexiters" - all "Little Englanders". In the same ball-park as that other retard Trump - and the US "gun lobby" and those people who wrap themselves in the English (George) flag, such as football supporters and the BNP.

    Enjoy your dusty 78s and mono LPs.

    However I do thank you for having the ability to accept and appreciate the excellence of Reader's Digest recordings (=Charles Gerhardt and Ken Wilkinson dream team) and to share some of them with us.

    Cheers.

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    1. Another really tolerant "liberal"... which is one of the most sarcastic misnomers ever given to a group of narrow-minded ideologues.

      I hope Trump will be the next US president, by the way. And I congratulate England, despite its prime ministers, doing the right thing.

      Thanks, Tin Ear, for yet another unique-quality transfer.

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    2. Slipped into 'Dr.Pavlov' mode there: - bit unfair to coppinsuk!
      As 'Dr. Pavlov' encountered yet more on R3OK MB - as far as the Superior Aesthetes were concerned the 'ignorant masses' had no right to vote (or upset their apple-cart)! ...and Transfixed by a 'Petition' signed by Disney characters and thousands of 'North Koreans' and every other country...

      Irrespective of the long-term outcome, I was Thrilled.
      ..............................

      Wish I could remove the embedded hash, as the actual recording was rather good.

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