[78-L] five favorite artists

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Dec 24 09:57:24 PST 2012

Quite a few new copies of the 1959 version here starting at around $8:

I have the lp set with the deluxe Soria box, but only mono.


On 12/24/2012 12:31 PM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 24/12/2012, David Lennick wrote:
>> I did a transfer for Allegro, but it was on their Opera d'Oro label
>> (CDO 1003 doesn't ring a bell). Results were not that great and we
>> omitted Beecham's talk because otherwise it would have required 3 CDs.
> My copy is dated 2001. Maybe a reissue.
>> I thought Pearl issued the 1927 version, omitting the Pastoral
>> Symphony (which for some reason was on a separate disc and not in the
>> 78 album). I've wanted to find the RCA version but never found it in
>> Canada or at a reasonable price anywhere else. And I did the earlier
>> Handel suites and arrangements for VAI Audio way back when (1993).\
> Amazon.co.uk list 34 used-and-new copies of the 1959 RCA Messiah, at
> very reasonable prices.
> The cheapest "new" is from All Your Music in California - they are
> usually cheaper than UK dealers for new discs as they do not charge VAT.
> The 1959 recording is by the Living Presence team and even in the
> 20-year-old transfer sounds much better than the 1947. A new DSD
> transfer would be ideal, but seems unlikely.
> Regards

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