The new audiophile vinyl series The Original Source from Deutsche Grammophon (AAA)

Kjetil

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I revisited the Steinberg Zarathustra with the TETuner app on my iPhone. It insists that the lowest frequency in the opening is 16,4 Hz. Impressive and unexpected.

I have appx 6 dB attenuation total at 15 Hz from vinyl in my system.
 
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i just bought this. thanks.

i know it's a digital recording, but i'm so happy with the Original Source sound that i'm giving these the benefit of the doubt. and i want to encourage this direction for classical vinyl.
That‘s pretty much why I will order this Giulini set, too. It seems that it is being produced by the people, Emil Berliner Studios, who are doing the Original Source series so, despite being a digital recording, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suppose that they will make it sound excellent. And, in any event, of these three CMG performances, I only have the 8th (in digital form only), so I”ll be more than happy to have them on LP.

(Not that I really *need* another Bruckner 7th or 9th, but that’s a different discussion ….)
 
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Should I be excited about this release? Life can be so stressful, I never know when I can allow myself the luxury of being excited.
That’s a good question and (at the risk of revealing my Bruckner obsession) one that I can’t resist answering ….

Short answer: yes, absolutely!

In my very humble, amateur opinion, Karajan is the master when it comes to Bruckner symphonies. Of course, there are many other conductors who understand and perform Bruckner beautifully, too, and some wonderful recordings of individual symphonies — but if I had to choose a single cycle, it would be Karajan’s, without a shadow of a doubt. The fact that these albums date from the period when the BPO was arguably at its absolute peak doesn’t hurt, either.

In any event, and assuming that I manage to obtain the set when it’s available, I shall be glad to have the Karajan recordings on LPs that aren’t just a little bit worn …

Andrew

PS. Given where your question appeared in this thread, I’m assuming that you were referring to the prematurely announced Karajan set. If you weren’t, my apologies.
 
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Excellent, thanks GP.
 

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Do the 1st prints and it's 2nd edition pressings sound any different?
 

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That‘s pretty much why I will order this Giulini set, too. It seems that it is being produced by the people, Emil Berliner Studios, who are doing the Original Source series so, despite being a digital recording, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suppose that they will make it sound excellent. And, in any event, of these three CMG performances, I only have the 8th (in digital form only), so I”ll be more than happy to have them on LP.

(Not that I really *need* another Bruckner 7th or 9th, but that’s a different discussion ….)

The Giulini/VPO Bruckner 9 is my favorite interpretation of the symphony, even though there are a number of excellent ones, Karajan's included, of course.

The sound on CD is excellent; the sound of the massed violins on this recording, especially in the "song theme" complex of the Adagio (3rd mvmt), is a reference sound for a friend of mine and myself.

I am sure the LP will sound excellent as well.
 
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The Giulini/VPO Bruckner 9 is my favorite interpretation of the symphony, even though there are a number of excellent ones, Karajan's included, of course.

The sound on CD is excellent; the sound of the massed violins on this recording, especially in the "song theme" complex of the Adagio (3rd mvmt), is a reference sound for a friend of mine and myself.

I am sure the LP will sound excellent as well.
A bunch of the new DG Original Source albums now on Amazon for pre order. Of course after i ordered mine from DG with the shipping fees
 
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A bunch of the new DG Original Source albums now on Amazon for pre order. Of course after i ordered mine from DG with the shipping fees

Thanks for that info. Available as pre-order also on Elusive Disc since a few weeks ago. They and Amazon also have the William Steinberg & BSO 3-LP set and some others that show as sold-out at DG.

 

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Gaaaah! Is DG going to be getting all my money now? :oops:;):D
 

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Of course after i ordered mine from DG with the shipping fees
Me too. But the Zarathustra was not on the DG site when I pre-ordered, so I did that one at least from Amazon.
 
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I ended up cancelling my iMusic order of the big Bruckner box. I bought the 4-9 set from Presto as a 24/192 download for less than 1/10 of the price. Heretical, I know.
 

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I ended up cancelling my iMusic order of the big Bruckner box. I bought the 4-9 set from Presto as a 24/192 download for less than 1/10 of the price. Heretical, I know.
Hello, I did not order it too. I have several complete cycles and have ordered the Giulini box of the symphonies 7-9.
 
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Just dropped my card on the big Bruckner set. These reissues have really reminded me of my love for vinyl, I can't stop now.
 
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