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Are you sure you mean 1930s for Feinburg?   I have the early 50s recording,
which, with the exception of some apparant editing by the CD engineers, has
excellent sound.

John Grant http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/42/john_lewis_grant.html

-----Original Message-----
From: Ingvar Loco Nordin <loco.nordin@mbox200.swipnet.se>
To: f_minor@email.rutgers.edu <f_minor@email.rutgers.edu>
Date: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: RICHTER WTC

>John Grant wrote:
>>The Richter WTC was originally recorded by Melodyia (SP?), and it sounds
>>me very much like it may have been recorded in a cathedral.  There
>>is reverberation.
>I asked about the reverbaration, because I personally prefer a dry,
>close sound in these works, like the Nikolayeva from around 1985, or
>the Gulda, or the Gould. I have many recordings of the WTC, and I'm
>expecting Rosalyn Tureck's any day now. I also have it with Gieseking
>from 1950 (pretty poor sound, even considering the recording date)
>and Fischer from 1933 & 1936. The Fischer has a much better sound
>than the Gieseking, though recorded much earlier. That is because
>Gieseking recorded on reel-to-reel, whereas Fischer of course
>recorded on 78's. The tape technology in 1950 was poor, so the
>transfers from the Abbey Road 78's of Fischer sound better. The only
>recording I really don't like at all is the Jeno Jando on Naxos, with
>a blurred sound and  a not-to-good playing. Anyone know where to get
>the 1930's Feinberg recording of the WTC? I used to see it on
>Arrlechino, but can't find it anymore.
>And by the way, if you compare these other WTC's with Goulds, you
>find that the Gould WTC is pure rock n' roll!
>All places are here!  All times are now!