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2 Jul 2010

Sir Malcolm Sargent / RPO - Vaughan Williams. Symphony 9 - BBC 1958

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Symphony no.9, in E minor   
I. Moderato maestoso   ~  II. Andante sostenuto   ~  III. Scherzo: Allegro pesante   ~  IV. Andante tranquillo  
16/44 FLAC  Mega Download
24/96 FLAC  Mega Download
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Malcolm Sargent   (UK/World premiere performance: Royal Festival Hall, 2nd April 1958)
BBC Radio 3 FM - 1st repeat: 2001 (2nd repeat 2002 ? - this TX used).   Originally broadcast: BBC Home Service.  
FM source:  Meridian 104 Tuner (modified) > Pioneer MJ-D707 Minidisc.      Full Frequency & Dynamic-Range.... 
16/44: Pioneer MJ-D707 > Pioneer PDR-509 CD-RW recorder ..... 24/96:  Pioneer MJ-D508 (24bit D/A) > Terratec DMX 6Fire 24/96.
Concert announcement / "The Times" - review / Frequency Analysis  >>>
  
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Andrew Rose's  "Pristine Audio - RMCR 'advert' comment re: this, claimed, 'rarity':   "Your offering has an upper audio frequency ceiling of about 13k" .....
Actually, the BBC cut-off FM broadcasts  @ 15kHz - and the Audacity Frequency Analysis, below, shows my MiniDisc transfer goes right up to that frequency/19kHz 'pilot tone'..
  
From the above RMCR link:

> Hi There!!!
> It was YOU who described the RVW9 tape as being found in Mr Foreman's
> 'shed'......
> Re: the MD frequency-range/digital compression.....
> Your R2R copy (@ what speed/quality of tape condition/set-up?) comes,
> as mine, from the 'later FM' TX - which is a) limited to a max 15kHz
> b) is subject to 'Optimod' digital compression (not to mention other
> digital circuitry in the TX chain).

> If your "renowned writer, musicologist and expert on British classical
> music" was able to have supplied you a CD-R direct from the FM
> transmission it could be (ever-so..) slightly 'better' than my
> MiniDisc..(which, however, isn't limited to '13kHz..) *but it wasn't*.
> So: A Load of Old 'Eyewash' and Red-Herrings - **as per usual**.

> What you really don't like is 'competition' for your, invariably,
> over- priced (and over-processed) inflated-ego 'productions'.
> But..do you apologise to Decca for 'ripping-off' material that they've
> issued on CD just a few years previously (with claims that your
> dubbing from Geriatric LP is 'superior' to their master-tapes)??

> As to me 'pouring scorn' on your stuff...I'll point-out that I've
> 'pointed-out' a vast number of  'errors' in the claims/statements you
> make here/on your site - which I put down to your general lack of
> knowledge..

> I would also point out that, over a 20month blog period, my 'spoilers'
> have amounted to scarcely more than *50minutes* recording time...
> One side of Galliera/Respighi (you didn't include the other) Weldon's
> 'In the South' (most folks wouldn't want Ripley's 'Sea Pictures) + the
> EP 'Handel/Elgar (I  also included the other side) - and That after my
> having previously uploaded the Weldon/German 10" LP...

> Then there's the Mengelberg/Beethoven (a claimed 'best seller' of
> yours - so, presumably, my 'popular' upload hardly diminished your
> 'earnings'..??) - when I had Already made some dubbings - but it was
> taking a long time to remedy the defects..which you then stated I
> hadn't attempted to do - and that my LP transfer was
> 'defective' (sounded f...ing better than your 224 mp3 'sample').

> "your blog..which hadn't seen any new output for nearly three weeks
> and is headed "no new posts for the time being"..

> That's right - I've decided to re-prioritize my time - so less of it
> iscurrently being devoted to the blog.  However, if you read recent
> 'comments' I did mention I'd make the occasional upload before re-
> instating regular uploads..& the next is likely to be a delayed-from-
> last-year of the 'Chorale Populaire de Paris' ('Commies') founded in
> 1935 in 6 otherwise unavailable (?) 1936 recordings from superb pre-
> war French Odeon 78s - in time for Bastille Day.

> Any objections??
> You've got 10days to find them in someones 'potting shed' (or
> yours..)...and get-out your ambient stereo 'spoiler'..
Ah!
The good old days of St. Arthur and the Warlords of The Round Disc, fighting
against the Compressors and other Devils of the copying re-Masters!



To tinear@ymail.com
Sent: 27 September 2010 11:26:19
To: tinear@ymail.com

When I first read the email from Pristine Audio addressed to you, that was on the Music Parlour blog I thought it a joke,it can not possibly be for real.Can it?
Food on table,starving children! it reads like one of those scam emails from Nigeria.

I enjoy visiting your blog on a regular basis,mainly for the information on labels etc,and do the odd download of something I am interested in hearing,
I have no view re charging for Music Parlour,it's your blog and your call.I do not doubt you put a lot of time and effort in a excellent and professional (maybe that's Pristine's problem) undertaking.

I would suggest to Pristine Audio if they are that worried by you,do it better,problem solved.That is how the world works.

Reply:

Yes - that was for real.
The sort of email one should never send - and a 'Sword of Damocles' if ever there was.
I hadn't intended ever using it - (ie, he 'could' have relied upon his 'confidence' in me) but now wish to draw a line - as, over the years, he has been taking people for fools - and I've absolutely lost interest in 'correcting' his errors/misinformation on RMCR...which he considers as 'destroying' his business (yeh, right!!).

He is, no doubt, a decent 'nice' person - but seemingly has acquired many 'enemies' - either due to his 'success' (turning 'lead into gold') - or the fact he will charge heavily for 'synthesised' transfers of LP/78 - or, ie, very easy copying of BBC broadcasts (as in the RVW 9/Sargent - which he had the nerve to describe as 'rare' - hence my upload - which I'd anyway previously intended doing as had uploaded the Sargent/Moiseiwitsch's from the same 2000/1 BBC series 'BBC Legends') - or by the fact he has got his stuff 'advertised' all-over - pretty annoying when one realises how 'cheap'/commonplace most of the originating LP's are...
remely revealing - and in such contrast to what you will see being peddled elsewhere!