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Prokofiev conducts Romeo & Juliet suite
Updated about January 18, 2015
1938 recording of Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet suite no.2 with the Moscow State Philharmonic. This issue is post-war on plastic DISC 78's. The recording is poor and one can hear surface noise from the original recordings. David Hall stated in "The Record Book" it's historical interest only, the reproduction is poor and the playing is uninspired. He's right about the sound quality.
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  • Tom Jardine
    Tom Jardine Graham, I was avoiding the term vinyl because these are more like hard plastic and not too flexible. I have seen many 50's records in the states that have a similar makeup, MGM, Coral, Capitol and white label records that were issued to DJ's. I find some...  more
    January 18, 2015 - 1 likes this
  • Nathan Davis
    Nathan Davis Many of the Concert Hall 78rpms and some Victor/Col. Masterworks 78s were release on 'vinyalite' during the mid-late 1940s onwards. They were indeed, quieter.
    January 24, 2015
  • Tom Jardine
    Tom Jardine Nathan, I've never run across post war Columbia plastic 78 pressings. These DISC records seem to be harder, less compliant than vinylite. I was just playing a post-war piano solo Shostacovitch set on Mercury "Custom Classics" 78's. They are of a similar...  more
    January 24, 2015
  • Tom Jardine
    Tom Jardine Another example of post-war non-shellac 78's. Apparently this
    Shostakovich set was recorded in Czechoslovakia but don't know the
    recording date.
    January 25, 2015 - 1 likes this