Friday, February 8, 2013

Follow-up

Just as I finished writing that last post on SAX 2261, I discovered this:

https://soundcloud.com/audiohound/mussorgsky-from-sax-2261


There is an uploaded sound clip of the record!  I just spot checked it, and it turns out that it sounds pretty much the same as my pressing.  Loss of clarity during the loud passages.  So perhaps this is just an issue with the record!!

Upon re-listening to the Maazel recording of Pictures (SAX 2484), there is also some loss of clarity during some of the loud passages.  It still sounds a lot better than SAX 2261, though.  If someone out there has a good explanation for the distortion in the dynamic passages, please share your wisdom with me! 

1 comment:

  1. You need to try Mussorgsky, Borodin - Pictures, Khovanschina, Prince Igor - Karajan - SXLP30445. Its a late, late pressing, but that may be the only other release of this. If this pressing has the problem, then its on the tape. You'd get some more music too. Watch for this electronically and I bet it could be in your hands for $10.

    this might be a better choice as it would be an earlier B&W press:
    SXLP 30233 / MOUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, GINA BACHAUER, MAAZEL

    Looks like you lose some music on this one and gain some.



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