TOSCANINI Brahms: Tragic Overture, Symphony No. 4 (1945) - PASC090

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TOSCANINI Brahms: Tragic Overture, Symphony No. 4 (1945) - PASC090

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BRAHMS Tragic Overture
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Recorded live in 1945
Total duration: 52:28

NBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Arturo Toscanini 

This set contains the following albums:

Pristine Audio has recently received a generous donation of reel to reel tapes containing a number of recordings prepared from original source material for a British collector by Walter Toscanini, son of the Maestro, and taken from the Toscanini archive. Included amongst these are a number of fine and usually complete recordings from the NBC Symphony of the Airseries.

We are presenting these recordings in their entirety as recorded, preserving all announcements and applause as broadcast. In some cases there was an interval talk which was not included in our tapes - we have not attempted to source these.

It appears that the original sources for these recordings would have been 33rpm acetate or vinylite radio transcription discs. Surface noise is usually consistent with this, though occasionally there is the suggestion of 78rpm surface swish as well. However, in each case the original sound quality of the orchestra is superb, and it has been a delight for the restorer to work from such excellent quality, full frequency range recordings.

This concert features, as its main work, Brahms' Symphony No. 4, as part of an all-Brahms concert. It was the first of Toscanini's radio Winter Season of 1945-6.

BRAHMS Tragic Overture, Op. 81
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

NBC Symphony Orchestra

conducted by Arturo Toscanini

Live NBC broadcast from Studio 8H, New York:
Recorded 28th October, 1945
Presented as broadcast, with studio announcements by Ben Grauer
Pristine Audio XR remastering by Andrew Rose, August 2007

Total duration: 52:28