Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johann Sebastian Bach, Rosalyn Tureck|
Bach: Goldberg Variations; Italian Concerto; Aria variata; Overture in the French Style
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A Scandalous Remastering Job
rater25 | 03/15/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a horribly egregious example of the current remastering style. In their efforts to reduce inherent tape hiss (obviously the devil incarnate) the entire upper frequency range of recorded music is being removed. Tureck's piano here sounds as if it is being played underwater.
This recording of the Goldberg Variations was made at Abbey Road Studios in 1957. Although EMI lagged behind Decca and DG in the introduction of stereo, it was a full-frequency range recording made on magnetic tape.
These CDs were analyzed by computer frequency spectrum software and indicated no sound above 4k. Since humans hear up to 20K and full frequency recording captured such, we are simply not being given a great deal of the recorded music.
This is a historically important recording. If this is how EMI is presenting and preserving such material, they have a great deal to answer for.