I have been a fan of this recording since acquiring it on LP in the mid 50s. I am also a fan of Ward Marston, and have just acquired his masterful restoration of the complete recordings of Moriz Rosenthal. This album is not, to my ears, in the same league as the rest of his work. The sound is unnaturally bright (hard to achieve with a recording of this age) and seems to have been remastered through a bass filter. The "organ pedal" under the opening storm scene is recessed to the point of inaudibility, making everything else sound shrill. With all due respect to the greatness of the performance and the different hearing of other reviewers, this set's sound balance has replaced "boxy" with "airless," a change I cannot bring myself to accept as an improvement. My advice would be to look elsewhere for a listenable transfer of this masterpiece.