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Ignore any cuts, just listen to the music & enjoy!
on 9 February 2009
These are valuable historical documents. Ormandy was an excellent Rachmaninov interpreter and had the advantage of a virtuoso musical instrument in the shape of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The recordings have never sounded better. I would not suggest that anyone should ONLY have these performances but they make a very effective alternative to the more modern mainstream recommendations by Jansons, Previn, Svetlanov, Pletnev etc.