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Posted October 1, 2010
This is wonderful music. This CD, however, is entirely a collection of historical recordings, made from 1927 to 1948. It carefully preserves all of the extraneous hissing, dust noise and variation due to the uneven rpm of the original recordings. Nearly all bass is missing, since it wasn't present in the original recordings. Unless you are a graduate student studying pre-Hitler Berlin, don't bother with this CD. (One track is London Philharmonic in 1948, the other 7 are Berlin state Opera or Berlin Philharmonic, pre 1930.) The performances were originally very good. The recordings were probably very carefully preserved. But, it's like listening to a modern recording with static added and bass deleted. It's pretty annoying, if you didn't expect it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.