barfle wrote:bignaf wrote:the Mravinsky recordings were recorded in the USSR, with USSR technology, so sound isn't the best (all theie technology was directed towards the space program and weapons, I guess). otherwise, they're very exciting.
I beg your pardon. I have several Melodiya recordings in my collection, including a couple of sets that I purchased while I was in Leningrad (when it was called "Leningrad") and they are outstanding, both in performance and in technical (analog) quality.
well, my bad. I should check first. they were recoded in London in 1960. the sound is slightly below average for 1960.