"Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninov, born in Semyonovo, Russia, on April 1, 1873, is today remembered as one of the most formidable pianists of all time and the last truly great composer in the Russian Romantic tradition." - AMG.
This LP is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording.
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.
This LP is a true 1st Pressing with RFR-1/RFR-1 as part of the LP's matrix.
Mastered by George Piros.
The record is NM-.
The jacket is Exc-.
The LPplays/sounds Mint.
This is a "Broadcast Only" premium pressing - very rare. The overall Mercury "sound" is present but with a warmer mid-range and slightly more transparent high's. Massed strings are sweet with no edge or hardness, the soundstage is wide and deep and imaging is very strong. Instruments have more "air" and presence and have a strongly defined "space". Open, airy, each individual instrument is highly detailed and surrounded by 'air' and presence. Detail and definition so high that you can clearly discern the Triangle from the Tuba and all instruments in between. Incredible tonality and sonics.
Surace noise is present mainly as low-level 'crackles' and 'ticks' on quiet passages. Approx. 12 more audible 'ticks' on Side 2.
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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