Ralf Oehlmann ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
>I also like Solti, but was always confused about my version. Mine comes
>from the Solti Edition. The cover claims DDD (published in 1984 like his
>famous full price version with that nice landscape cover). As the booklet
>claims it was recorded in 1979 in Vienna, it cannot be a digital
Decca made their first digital recordings in 1979 I believe. The first
digital recordings commerically issued were IIRC made by Denon in 1973.
>Where is the mistake? Is this version identical with his 1984 performance
>or did Solti recorded it twice?
Well, he could easily have recorded it twice, of course. The first digital
New World I remember is the Kondrashin - also on Decca, also c1979/80.
Also VPO I think.
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