Charles Munch - A Stereo Spectacular: Saint-Saens Symphony No.3


Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)



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CAPC 2341 SA
UPC: 753088234163
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Hybrid 3-Channel Stereo SACD

Hybrid 3-Channel Stereo SACD
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200 Gram Vinyl Record
1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
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3-track mix included

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Hybrid Multichannel SACD

Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog 3-track tapes!

This performance of the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) is a favorite Living Stereo release. To say that it is incredible might be an understatement. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for the LPs and SACDS in this Analogue Productions reissue series. The record reveals all of the glory of the recording and the precision and passion of Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's Symphony Hall. It doesn't get any better than this.

This Hybrid Multichannel SACD plays in all CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players.

1. First Movement: Adagio; Allegro moderato
2. 1st Movement: Adagio; Allegro Moderato -Concluded
3. 2nd Movement: Allegro moderato; Presto moestoso
4. 2nd Movement Allegro moderato; Presto Maestoso

Customer Reviews (2.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Major Disappointment

posted on 12/21/2016
2 Stars
Reviewer: David W
Munch, BSO, Zamkochian all brilliant. Recording is not. Strings are shrill and lack definition. Overall there is no depth or warmth. Seems like many parts of the recording were highly oversaturated and could not be rescued by this remaster. Sections that are mezzopiano or mezzo forte actually sound quite good, furthering the disappointment in those sections that are louder, Quite a shame especially when compared with the Living Stereo recording of Reiner - Alexander Nevsky from just one year later, a recording with elegant balance, tone and accuracy. Get this one for the historical performance but don't expect to be wowed by the acoustics. You won't be. A real shame.

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