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For me this is the bnest performance of Elgar first. Sound clear and powerfull good job for the transfert.
I downloaded this new rev in DXD after years of having the same recording in HDTT's DSD 128 version. The DXD wasn't available at the time. The new version sounds much better! I can't tell whether it's because DXD is inherently superior technology to DSD 128, but this one really does noticeably sound more like an audiophile experience. The 128 was good, but this is the real deal audiophile sound. Right from the get-go, there's a lot more information – low level detail and room ambience in particular. I enjoyed the new sonics so much that I relaxed and listened to the whole symphony in DXD. And I plan to delete the DSD 128 version from my hard disk.
This DSD version of Solti's classic account of Elgar's Symphony #1 is superb. The performance is a welcome change after hearing many recent recordings of this piece that are underpowered, lumbering and lacking the intensity of Elgar's vision, which can be heard in his own recording of the piece. The early 1970's sound was very good for its time and the HDTT transfer is superb. Highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of this recording or who wants an interpretation in the spirit of Elgar's own.
Title: Elgar Symphony No. 1
Artist(s): Georg Solti & The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips two track tape
Recorded by Decca Records
Producer - Ray Minshull
Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson & John Dunkerley
Date of Recording: 1972
Venue: Kingsway Hall, London
I. Andante nobilmente e semplice - Allegro 17:49
II. Allegro molto 7:10
III. Adagio 12:13
IV. Lento - Allegro 11:37
Total Time: 48:49