I would assume that potential buyers would sink their teeth into this item - but beware, beware: This is the very same recording as the other Early EMI with Oistrakh and Fournier, only under another "cover": The Brahms double concerto is constructed out of two recordings (and two different recording location). First and second movements are in MONO while the third movement is in glorious stereo. However, this all is misleading because no one in his right mind will name it a stereo recording and the front photo do not specify that. They hint that the recording was made in 1956 (almost no EMI stereo recordings yet...so why call it a stereo?) I have this very same oeuvre on a pathe-Marconi 10-inch stereo and was hoping to get a better transfer of it so I ordered this Duo-CD item. Big, big disappointment: The sound is true MONO except for the third movement. Save your money and go somewhere else for a soul satisfying encounter. Not this one EMI, not this one.
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