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Gustav Mahler 6 George Szell
It was in 1973 that I bought an LP (CBS at that time) of this performance. The reason was that this disk was awarded the German Record Critics Prize in the orchestral section. Some 20 years later I bought a CD (now on Sony) Finally it is a HiRes download in fantasti sound. Thank you very much for enabling us to hear these old fellows in a sound as never before.
After CBS released Szell's Mahler Sixth on LP in 1972, Sony's two followup releases on CD have been major disappointments. I have a good imported pressing of the LP and transferred that to CD, and that has remained my go-to version of this performance. Now HDTT has released a version based on the CBS two track open reel version, which presumably dates from the same time as the LP, and it's everything I had hoped. No compression, congestion, or, of course, inner groove distortion. And no surface noise. Tape hiss is barely noticeable. Very good dynamic range and atmosphere. The final chord is the proverbial lease breaker after all these years. Sony is releasing a new SACD version this very day. I am told that the SACD effect is limited by the source master being only in two channels. But their recent hybrid releases have been excellent and I expect no less of this. However, it's not a foregone conclusion that it will surpass HDTT. There's only so much you can do with a 50 year old FM broadcast tape.
I am sure that one of Szell's best heritage.
I think that it is not an exaggeration to say that there is nothing that exceeds this performance yet. You should always listen to people who like this song or do not like it. The last of the quiet movement after the quiet movement that seems to be decapitated with a decapping bed while having a mechanical and cool texture. Even though I listen to this part of this performance many times, I am afraid to lower the volume. I am sure that one of Szell's best heritage.
Szell - Mahler No. 6
Much better sound than commercial CD version. Highly recommended.
Great performance, great sound
Best sounding-version of this great performance.
Title: Mahler Symphony No. 6 "Tragic"
Artist(s): George Szell conducts The Cleveland Orchestra
Recording Info: Transferred from a two track 15ips tape
Recorded by CBS Records
Live Recording: Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 1967
Engineer – Milton Cherin, Vladimir Maleckar
Producer – Andrew Kazdin
1 Allegro Energico, Ma Non Troppo. Heftig, Aber Markig 17:45
2 Scherzo. Wuchtig. 13:11
3 Andante Moderato 13:30
4 Finale. Allegro Moderato - Allegro Energico 28:56
Total Time: 1:13:26