Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by drh8h
I never expected this. Maybe Sony is watching the group for suggestions. First Firkusny, now this. Can Szigeti be far behind? What about all those never reissued Budapest Quartet recordings or the complete Prades, Perpignan and Puerto Rico Festival recordings, even those without Casals.
This is indeed amazing, but let's hope that they don't repeat the botch job of the Juilliard/RCA box. Folks here, on Symphonyshare, and elsewhere have provided many fine transfers of NMQ recordings from LPs over the years. And this box presumably will not include their recordings for other labels (Bartok, e.g.).
I believe the NMQ recordings for Bartók records were reissued on CD **except** for the Purcell, Gibbons, and Locke program, which I remastered myself.
The NMQ's white-hot Beethoven Quartets Op 59/3 and 14/1 were reissued on CD, but with only a single track assigned to each work, and a fair amount of background noise. I assigned separate tracks and cleaned up most of the noise on my CDR copy. You want something done right . . .
Russ (not Martha)