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Margaret Harshaw: One of the great American Wagnerian singers, at her height
Previously unissued live concert recording
This remarkably well-preserved taped recording was drawn from the
collection of Leslie Austin, on of a number generously offered it to
Pristine for possible restoration and release. With the exception of one
short moment in the final piece where FM radio interference was briefly
apparent, my task was relatively simple - some XR re-equalisation, a
little hum and hiss filtering and a small degree of pitch correction to
A440 was just about all this excellent recording required.
By the time this concert was broadcast, sound engineers had had plenty of experience in setting microphones in Symphony Hall, Boston, and the balance here is fine, with a full sound further enhanced by the sense of space brought to the recording by Ambient Stereo processing.
Elisabeth's Aria - 'Dich Teure Halle'
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER:
Senta's Ballad - 'Jo ho ho hoe!'
Seigfried's funeral music and Brünnhilde's Immolation
Broadcast recording from the second half of the concert of 19th February, 1955
Recording from the collection of Leslie Austin
Transfer and XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, December 2008
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Margaret Harshaw from the collection of Daniel Shigo
Total duration: 38:15
Margaret Harshaw, soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Charles Munch