hopeless romantic and rescuer of fine junk that i am......
fair anne and i are visiting here in Idaho and local thrift store has this neat old album of five 78's...recorded in 1939..
Toscanini conducting NBC orchestra Beethoven's "Eroica"... the jacket says it's a recording of 'the radio broadcast'...
They look to be mint, unplayed.
a quick internet search says there was a 1939 recording that's famous, from RCA's studio 8, and it's available on cd. That cd got mixed reviews for quality of transcription.
Does anyone know if this is a treasure? Was the studio 8 recording the same one that was broadcast?
i finally got a 78 turntable going, so think i'll pick these up when the junkshop opens in the morning. . my hesitation is not the $3.50 but the clutter - i'm awash in these things!
anyhow, am working on an old Ampex tube amp (push pull 6v6's) and stumbled across a 15 inch Marantz reflex speaker that's half of somebody's discarded stereo,,, should make a good period-piece playback system for these old records.
Cogito ergo doleo.