Monday, March 26th, 2012
KHCD-2012-005 (STEREO) – Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67; Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93 – Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy – Ormandy’s recordings were mostly ignored during the rush to reissue recordings onto CD during the late 80s/early 90s. Two Columbia/Sony CD sets were briefly available, but soon pulled from the catalogue. This LP transfer offers a more authentic “vinyl” experience (minus the clicks!), much warmer in soundstage than the clinical 90s digital remasterings. The Philadelphia Orchestra is unmatched in sonority these “big band” Beethoven performances, worthy mates to other recordings utilizing large orchestras.
Cheers – Curt Timmons