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The world-première recording gets the XR treatment
Our first 24-bit release
The original 78s for this restoration were kindly supplied from the colleciton of Donald Dean, and were in excellent condition. Nothing prepared me, however, for the transformation brought about by the XR equalisation process, which really brings this entire recording to new life.
The considerable extra treble response heard here (by comparison to other issues) did reveal a degree of swish present on most sides, which required extensive manual treatment, one at a time. With an average of over 300 swishes per side across 14 sides, this is an awful lot of swish removal!
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
Kerstin Thorborg, contralto
Charles Kullman, tenor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Bruno Walter
Recorded live in Vienna on 24th May, 1936.
Issued as UK Columbia 78s ROX.165-171
Matrix nos. CHAX.125-138 - all matrices with suffix -2 except side 10: CHAX134-3
Transfer and XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, April 2008
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Gustav Mahler
Total duration: 57:40