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14 Mar 2016

24/48: Arturo Toscanini / New York Philharmonic - Beethoven. Symphony 7 / Wagner - RCA Victor 1936

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony no.7 in A Major, op.92
I: Poco sostenuto - Vivace  ~  II: Allegretto  ~  III: Presto - assai meno presto  ~  IV: Allegro con Brio   
16/44 zip FLAC  Zippy Download         24/48 zip FLAC  Fichier Download        inc. notes  (by Mosco Carner?)

Richard Wagner:  "Gotterdammerung" - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey    /    "Lohengrin" - Prelude, Act III
2 files 16/44 zip FLAC  Mega Download         2 files 24/48 zip FLAC  
The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York  conducted by  Arturo Toscanini   
HMV  DB.2986-2990   Album no.266.  RCA matrices {2A.101200-9}.    Recorded: 9-10 April 1936 - Carnegie Hall.   1938 set
HMV  DB.2860/1    RCA matrices {2A.94657-60}.     Recorded: 8 February / 9 April 1936 - Carnegie Hall.   1941 pressings
Beethoven side1 ('take1') transferred 2.5dB higher: less good sound with some side-end deterioration.     "Lohengrin" is remarkably good sound.