>Regarding classical, I'm reminded of the 1950 Columbia LP reissue of its
>1947 78 rpm Huddersfield/Liverpool/Sargent "Elijah". I have the 78 rpm
>set, about as mint as it gets, but when I finally got a hold of a mint
>LP reissue, heck, minimal technology aside (all they could do was put a
>record player in front of a tape recorder), hearing the depth, clarity,
>and smoothness of the sound, beats hell out of even the 1995 Dutton
>digital reissue of the 78s. (Though I ain't trading my Dutton digital
>for anything, I'll clue ya!)
Interesting you choose this music. I listened to the early '47-'48?
Huddersfield/Liverpool/Sargent "Messiah" recently this is some great
music-making! It's not "your grandson's Handel" as far as performance
goes, but very moving, crisp but huge choral sound and great soloists.
The lps were in terrible shape though. Someday I'll find some clean