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Legendary Conductors: Strauss, Weingartner, Fried (1924 First Eroica Recording)
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CD

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ARB 140CD ARB 140CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2004 release. Ancient orchestral recordings were once considered to be like faded black-and-white photos: barely intelligible, lacking all color. Once Arbiter developed "Sonic Depth Technology" to restore old shellac, it achieved surprising results with pre-mic acoustic recordings. A 1914 disc of Tchaikovsky and Wagner made by the legendary conductor Felix Weingartner had bells and winds as clearly present as on recordings made half a century later with microphones. Richard Strauss is heard burning up a Berlin orchestra in 1929 with his Don Juan. The mysterious and shadowy Oskar Fried's epic 1924 performance of Beethoven's Eroica symphony contained colors previously unsuspected. The results go against commonly accepted limitations that had been troubling early orchestral recordings. With Arbiter's release, these recordings have become pristinely sharpened and well-defined, allowing one to listen without having to toil over what had once been submerged in a murky blur.