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This of course is the famous 1954 recording that RCA never released as a stereo LP. They did release a mono version in April 1956, and at the same time, a 2 track stereo tape GCS-6. Finally in 1994, Classic Records released a stereo version on vinyl which to me, does not have the presence and transparency of this HDTT transfer. The chimes in the last movement are absolutely amazing!
Es ist unglaublich,wie eine Aufnahme aus dem Jahr 1954 den Großteil der heutigen digitalen Aufnahmen an Natürlichkeit und Klang übertrifft. Das BSO und Munch sind in dieser Kombination kaum zu übertreffen. Unbedingt empfehlenswert!
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
A must have for fan of Berlioz, Munch and any audiophile. a record from 1954 has never sound so good what an impressive transfert !
Best possible sound for this classical record
pro`s - dynamic - balance - sharpness con`s - not a all perfect - mastering could be better
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique - Charles Munch
I have heard a number of performances of this piece and this is one of my favorites. This 1954 performance captures the a bit more of the energy, without being over the top, that some of the others. My current setup for listening is being reconstructed so I can no say too much about the technical aspects of the recording except that occasionally you can hear some tape hiss, but not so that it gets in the way. I also have the Royal Concertgebow recording under the direction of Gatti. I prefer this BSO version.
Title: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique op. 14
Artist(s): Charles Munch conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Recorded by RCA records 1954
Engineer - John Crawford / Producer - John Pfeiffer
1 I Reveries; Passions 13:23
2 II A Ball 6:12
3 III Scene In The Country 13:56
4 IV March To The Scaffold 4:30
5 V Dream Of The Witches' Sabbath 8:39
Total Time: 46:42