It's a compressed file. If you try to play an orchestra over a proper sound system on MP3, it's just garbage. Hutchison has bigger criticisms to make about digital culture — we have become slaves to our technology; the distractions of mobile phones and social networks are threatening creativity — but, I wonder, is this project really the best way to get those points across?
How effectively can a philosophy be expounded if it costs hundreds, even thousands of pounds to buy into it? Hutchison acknowledges that exclusivity is an issue.
But I think now that the technology's settled, we can look to do some stuff that's a bit more affordable to some people. In July, the Electric Recording Company will put out its third release, a stero recording of Leonid Kogan playing Beethoven's violin concerto, conducted by Constantin Silvestri. Further ahead, Hutchison has plans to move beyond classical music into rock, jazz, and other genres with a broader appeal, which would help lower the price somewhat.
Still not fully convinced, I ask Hutchison if his products are for audiophiles only; or would the average listener be able to make out the difference in sound quality? The value of these monos varies enormously and again the more valuable ones tend to feature violinists.
Look at the label on the record. If the letters "RCA" are white, they have little or no value. Philips The most collectible Philips records have deep plum coloured labels with the 'Hi-Fi Stereo' logo on the label. Later labels were bright red or grey. Deutsche Grammophon DGs are usually of interest to collectors if they have a ring of tiny blue tulips all the way round the yellow label on the record.
But the hushed, sustained intensity with which she imbues softer, more introspective music such as the great D minor Chaconne's central major section and the A minor Andante easily explain why certain collectors fawned over Martzy. It is strange, then, that so few really recommendable recordings of them have been made. It is therefore no surprise that these beautiful interpretations by Johanna Martzy and Jean Antonietti have become legendary.
Shop by category. Record Size see all. Duration see all. Box Set. Double LP. Speed see all. Not specified. Artist see all. Release Year see all. Genre see all. Using advance head cutting to lacquer at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes and pressed at Pallas in Germany, these LPs represent the best vinyl presentation yet of these landmark recordings.
At 14 minutes, the Chaconne has a side to itself, as do the Beethoven Romances, once jammed onto the end of side two of the original release. Coup d'Archet has long had a Martzy fixation, and with this release has made these fabulous recordings live like never before.
They now stand as monuments to both the sublime insight and playing of Martzy herself and the technical prowess of EMI's engineers in the mono world of the mid s. In homage to the original generic Columbia "tassel" design and colors, Coup subtly flexes its arty credentials with "op" stripes, while the photo jackets boast rare shots from the same sessions.
Just don't want you to miss out on a good thing. Distant and swamped with reverb, it absolutely pales in comparison to the Coup EMI recordings I mentioned previously. I am looking for a copy of the EMI Bach recording, but I have not been able to find any outside of buying the entire box set. Search form Search. Analog Corner. News News Analog Gear News. Album Reviews. Through her early EMI recordings, among others, the late Hungarian violinist Johanna Martzy has achieved fame, notoriety and a cult following that escaped her during her lifetime.
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