Hindemith Violin Concerto/ Mozart Violin Concerto
Sir Eugene Goossens
The Goossen’s/London Symphony recordings from 1959 feature Joseph Fuchs as the soloist on these Bert Whyte recordings at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London – the same hall used extensively by Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson. The performance is electrifying and wonderfully complemented by the 35mm sound, which has a textural richness that is more realistic than any other tape format.
This LP was cut directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz/History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three-track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the legendary sound and performances directly from the 35mm magnetic film through Classic’s all-tube tape playback system. Authentic tip-on construction jackets with all original artwork and labels add to this must have deluxe LP edition.
“…Classic has taken great pains to get the tape-to-disc transfer process just right, using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built tube playback electronics. To my ear, the results are a complete success. Classic’s Len Horowitz and Bernie Grundman have tamed the hot high end of Everests without touching their famously lovely textures and dynamics, and vast soundstaging. Bravo to both!” – Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, September 2006
1. Hindemith: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
2. Mozart: Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra in C Major