"Johann Sebastian Bach was better known as a virtuoso organist than as a composer in his day. His sacred music, organ and choral works, and other instrumental music had an enthusiasm and seeming freedom that concealed immense rigor. Bach's use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative, and the immense complexities of his compositional style -- which often included religious and numerological symbols that seem to fit perfectly together in a profound puzzle of special codes -- still amaze musicians today. Many consider him the greatest composer of all time."
"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings are the finest ever made. Along with the tape hiss, Mercury's engineering captured every nuance of the performances with a clarity and lucidity that few later recordings could match." - AMG.
This is a true 1st Pressing with RFR1/RFR1 as part of the Matrix.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques!
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is NM--.
The jacket is VG++.
The LP plays/sounds NM.
Excellent sound - excellent recording. Instruments are captured with natural tonality and clarity. The soundstage is wide with good depth and solid imaging. Instruments are have their own highly defined space and are surrounded by 'air' and presence.
Side 1 has very little surface noise - mostly low-level 'crackle'. Side 2 has more audible surface noise but it does not interfere with the Music.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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