"These historic and acclaimed recordings have been the stuff of legend for eighty years or more and it’s wonderful to hear them in astonishingly fine sound . . . I had been looking forward to hearing this set from the moment that I had heard of its release, but the reality has far exceeded my expectations. These are some of the greatest performances ever committed to disc and should be enjoyed by all lovers of great music. Many congratulations to Mark Obert-Thorn for his exceptional work and all at Pristine Audio. Roll on Volume 2." - MusicWeb International, January, 2020
This month, we follow up our critically acclaimed first volume of Arturo Toscanini’s complete recordings with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York with its eagerly-awaited conclusion.
Among the highlights are a superb restoration of his 1931 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 - one of his greatest performances ever recorded but always hampered by poor sound quality. Also here are recordings not heard since the 78rpm era, and a previously unreleased side from 1933. A collector's dream!