Author Topic: Time to list your 'best' for 2020 (Mahler)  (Read 353 times)

Offline James Meckley

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Re: Time to list your 'best' for 2020 (Mahler)
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2021, 04:38:00 PM »
A nice idea, Wade, and there's a chance it'll return the audio to something close to its original state. There's an equal chance it won't. Let me introduce the concept of "mono compatibility" to the discussion. There are countless articles on the Internet about it which you might want to review; in short, what it means is that, depending on exactly what was done to the signal in order to "improve" it, remixing it (folding it down) to mono may not result in the pure mono signal that you started out with. It can leave you with weird phase cancellations, comb-filter effects, and all sorts of other unpleasantness that wasn't there to begin with. This is why hitting the mono switch was never a reliable solution in the era of the "reprocessed for stereo" LP.
"We cannot see how any of his music can long survive him."
Henry Krehbiel, New York Tribune obituary of Gustav Mahler

Offline John Kim

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Re: Time to list your 'best' for 2020 (Mahler)
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2021, 09:13:34 PM »
Speaking of Rosbaud his BPO Sibelius tone poems on DG are OUTSTANDING. Easily the most atmospheric recording of these works.

John

 

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