"The most brilliant of Belgian composer CÈsar Franck's compositions were written during the final decade of his life; the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the famous Violin Sonata, the D major String Quartet, and, perhaps most important, the Symphony in D minor are all the products of a single, remarkable five-year period. The Symphony, by no means an immediate success with critics or audiences, has nevertheless become so fused with the popular image of CÈsar Franck that it is nearly impossible to think of him without also thinking of this 40-minute orchestral juggernaut. And yet the work is by no means an empty audience-pleaser: as with all of his final compositions, the Symphony shows a superb synthesis of Franck's own uniquely rich harmonic language and cyclic themes with the traditions of Viennese Classicism that he had come to revere later in life." - AMG.
RCA Red Seal .5 Series Audiophile pressing.
1/2 Speed Mastered from the original multi-track Master.
Improved frequency response, lower distortion and higher levels
The '.5' Series present the classic RCA Living Stereo Series in an up-to-date Audiophile sound.
The record is MInt.
The jacket is NM-.
The LP plays NM.
Stunning dynamics, detail, tonality and imaging. A full, lush, warm sound with glowing strings and rumbling Bass. A fantastic re-master in this RCA .5 Audiophile Series.
Surface noise consists of 20-30 seconds at the begining of both sides, then some random, low-level 'ticks'.
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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