Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: The Four Symphonies (2CD) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 378.61 Mb (CD1) + 359.35 (CD2) + 73.16 Mb (Scans) | 2:35:14
Orchestral | Label: RCA Red Seal – 74321 55838 2
One of the blessings of recorded sound is that it gives today‘s audiences opportunities to hear great masters of the past. And Arturo Toscanini surely was a master — perhaps the most towering Maestro of the 20th century. Since the Toscanini Collection was first released on compact disc approximately a decade ago, major innovations have occured in sound restoration. Although the recordings in that collection were issued utilizing the best techniques of the time, it is now possible to go back to the original sources and make more musical and accurate remasterings. The recordings in this new series were made using 20-bit recording technology, UV22 Super CD Encoding, Cello and Studer tape systems and were processed from the original analog source tape masters at the BMG/RCA Studios in New York. The improvement in sound clearly justifies a new release of these unique interpretations.