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Still waiting for a decent restoration job - but historically interesting
on 9 November 2014
It is a great shame that this recording sounds like it is recorded in a tin can with a blanket on top - imagine what a decent restoration job would have done for these outstanding performances. Also I think that they are rushing some of the faster movements like there is no tomorrow. For me this music invites to contemplation - even if Mr Beethoven could have his movements of furious activity. Whatever, is a historical document and therefore interesting. I rather prefer the Smetana on Denon or the Tokyo recordings of newer date.