Great performance, but rather poor recording as expected
Siu, Ming Ho | Ithaca, USA | 04/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Julian Sitkovetsky's poetic musicality and enchanting tone can no doubt be heard here. The music has a lot of constrast and colors, and actually the recording has decent dynamic range and clarity. The only problem is that the texture of the sound (alas, 50's soviet technology) is quite harsh, which spoils a bit the joy of listening to Sitkovetsky's golden singing tone."
euphiman | 07/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While the sound quality may not be the best the performance more than compensates for any technical flaws. Why would you expect any different from a recording made in the '50s?!! With a little tweaking from a equalizer or fade down in the treble on your amp you find much ear pleasing sounds in this very important historical performance! Collectors of these types of recordings are used to the sound of this era and some even prefer it above the glitzy and over produced recordings of the present day."