"The Symphony No. 96 in D major, Hoboken I/96, was completed by Joseph Haydn in 1791 as part of the set of symphonies composed on his first trip to London. It was first performed at the Hanover Square Rooms in London on 11 March 1791. Although it is the fourth of the so-called twelve London Symphonies (numbers 93-104) by number, it was actually the first one written and performed. It is popularly known as the Miracle Symphony. t is so called due to the story that, during its premiere, a chandelier fell from the ceiling of the concert hall in which it was performed. The audience managed to dodge the chandelier successfully, and the symphony got its nickname." - Wikipedia.
This is a Mercury Living Presence early pressing with RFR-2/RFR-2 as part of it's 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 Exc-.
The jacket is VG++.
The LP plays NM.
Very clean, warm and open sound. The Bass is deep, mids are warm and treble is 'sweet'. Great dynamics and tonality. The soundstage is wide with good depth and strong imaging. Instruments are highly defined.
Very little surface noise - mostly tape 'hiss' on quiet passages and other audible noise between tracks only.
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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