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1.0 out of 5 stars A Scandalous Remastering Job, 23 April 2008
This review is from: Bach: Goldberg Variations / Italian Concerto etc. (Audio CD)
This is a horribly egregious example of the current remastering style. In their efforts to reduce inherent tape hiss (obviously the devil incarnate) the entire upper frequency range of recorded music is being removed. Tureck's piano here sounds as if it is being played underwater.

This recording of the Goldberg Variations was made at Abbey Road Studios in 1957. Although EMI lagged behind Decca and DG in the introduction of stereo, it was a full-frequency range recording made on magnetic tape.

These CDs were analyzed by computer frequency spectrum software and indicated no sound above 4k. Since humans hear up to 20K and full frequency recording captured such, we are simply not being given a great deal of the recorded music.

This is a historically important recording. If this is how EMI is presenting and preserving such material, they have a great deal to answer for.
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2011 18:33:12 GMT
I'm glad you warned me. I still have the original UK EMI ALP vinyl and was hoping to get a digital back-up.
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