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[ARSCLIST] Not a cheap lousy wartime tape, an expensive postwar tape!
Early LPs must have had a bad reputation pretty early in the game. Oceanic OCL
301, Beethoven's Fidelio, has this note:
"This recording which was made exclusively for Oceanic Records, Inc. in January
1950 is not to be confused with a dubbing from a radio broadcast. To assure the
utmost results in fidelity in performance, it required an eight day recording
by the Mitteldeutsche-Runfunk*, Leipzig after innumerable rehearsals and
performances by the opera company."
* Yes, Rundfunk was misspelled.
First time I've ever seen a disclaimer like that! The set doesn't sound too
bad, especially played 3% up.