On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:37:32 AM UTC-4, drh8h wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:12:35 AM UTC-4, ***@gmail.com wrote:
> > On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:29:49 AM UTC-4, drh8h wrote:
> > > On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:50:38 AM UTC-4, ***@gmail.com wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:46:16 AM UTC-4, Jerry wrote:
> > > > > Thanks for posting that information on the Artis box, that
> > > > > I believe is a Korean enterprise. Can anyone share first-hand
> > > > > knowledge of the transfer quality or transfer sources for any
> > > > > of these Artis boxes?
> > > > >
> > > > > Jerry
> > > >
> > > > I was wondering that myself - I would think many of the Leinsdof Boston recordings could use a good remastering
> > >
> > > He recorded for Columbia all the way back in Cleveland days. The Philadelphia under pseudonym for RCA; Rochester for Columbia. A box of his non-operatic recordings for Columbia and RCA would be great, if some of the RCAs were remastered. But would it sell? Through the 60s, RCA Victor really pushed the Leinsdorf/Boston combine on the public with the pretentious "The Aristocrat of Orchestras" branding, but neither critics nor public ever seemed to buy into it. I think the "Leinsdorf doesn't sell" attitude is out there. It would be relatively easy for Warner to do a Leinsdorf Icon Box. But I haven't seen it. Even many of his opera recordings have had little exposure on CD, esp. the ones owned by Decca. Ariadne, Don Giovanni, Nozze....
> > >
> > > DH
> > I think RCA had that "The Aristocrat of Orchestras" thing going even when Munch was on the podium. My take on it was that Aristocrats are those to whom things are given. But as a Clevelander, I've believed that nothing is given, everything is earned. ;)
> > I don't think a complete RCA/Columbia Leinsdorf box would be particularly daunting, even if the Cleveland and other mono items are included. A lot of Leinsdorf material already exists on CD, including the Beethoven Symphonies, the concertos with Rubinstein, the Prokofiev Concertos with Browning.
> > Of course, if everything is to be remastered (the Prokofiev Concertos need it), that's another ballgame.
> > Hank
> Re the Concertos: are you referring to the Testament or Prokofiev box transfers? I have not heard the latter, but reports were they were vastly inferior.
I've only heard the transfers used for the John Browning box. Not good.