"Beethoven worked on the Fifth Symphony for more than four years, completing it in 1808, and introducing it on December 22 of that year at what must have been one of the most extraordinary concerts in history. The marathon program included the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies; the Choral Fantasy, Op. 80; the Fourth Piano Concerto; and parts of the Mass in C. Vienna was in the grip of exceptionally cold weather, the hall was unheated, and the musicians woefully under-prepared. Following early indifference, the public only gradually began to come to terms with the Fifth." - AMG.
This is an RCA "Shaded Dog" Living Stereo recording from approx. 1960. The RCA "Dogs" are considered to be of true Audiophile quality. This recording is no exception.
The record is NM-.
The jacket is Exc+.
The LP plays Mint-.
A huge, deep Soundstage which extends beyond the speakers, rock-solid imaging with highly defined instruments, each occupyuing their own individual "space" and tremendous dynamics ranging from total silence to thunderous crescendos all contribute to the immense quality of this recording. Deep Bass, sweet mid-range and transparent highs - very tube-like. There is much micro-detail (on some passages you can hear the resin on the bows).
Surface noise is limited to occasional random low-level "crackles" and "ticks" which do not interfere with the music. Side 2 has 6 audible "pops". The price of this LP has been adjusted to reflect this.
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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