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21 Jul 2011

Howard Hanson / Eastman-Rochester - Barber. Symphony 1 / Hanson. Symphony 4 / Harris. Symphony 3 / Piston. Symphony 3 - Mercury 1953/4

Samuel Barber:  Symphony no.1, op.9     Recorded: May 1954      
Roy Harris:  Symphony no.3                    Recorded: May 1953         2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
EMI / Mercury   MMA 11097    1960 pressing.   Matrices: MG 50148A -FR1 / MG 50077A -FR2

Walter Piston:  Symphony no.3     Recorded: 11 May 1954

Howard Hanson:  Symphony no.4      Recorded: 11-13 May 1953
2 files STEREO zip FLAC  Mega Download

Philips / Mercury SRI 75107  (electronic stereo)  1982 pressing
These transfers are VASTLY superior to 'Mr Pristine's' (sic) MusicWeb crap..    Sleeve-notes >>>       
Donald Clarke (SymphonyShare 14Jan2014) is at it again: Here's another 'puff' for Mr Pristine's abysmal transfers  "I eagerly purchased their dub [Mr Piratical 'HaydnHouse'] of the Piston 3rd symphony, made for Mercury in 1954 by Howard Hanson, and I was glad to have it, but it was not as good as the transcription later made by Pristine in France, which is a miracle, caputuring the sound of the original Mercury LP better than anything I have ever heard". [dubbed from this SRI release..]
MY RMCR COMMENTS RE: 'Mr Pristine's transfer....http://rec.music.classical.recordings.narkive.com/uKbX4fPv/pristine-classics