Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Abbado

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Abbado

Universal (Japan)  UCGG-9094

Stereo Single Layer

Classical - Orchestral

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)

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Analogue recording
Comments (3)

Comment by SteelyTom - February 2, 2017 (1 of 3)

Has anyone had a chance to hear this in SHM-SACD format? I did some research on this February, 1980 recording, and the DG website's recording information suggests that the first three movements were recorded to analogue tape, with the last two recorded in 16/44.1 redbook digital. Which seems awfully peculiar.

Comment by hiredfox - February 12, 2017 (2 of 3)

Abbado was very much of the early digital era but such a transition beggars belief. The SQ of Universal's single layer SHM-SACD rarely fail to delight this listener but from what you have said this one could be a turkey. At the time of course digital recording was being hailed as the best thing since sliced bread and recoding studios were tripping over each other in their haste to be in the fast stream of the bathwater.

Comment by Kveld-Úlfr - Today 04:08 am (3 of 3)

As a Mahler and Abbado admirer, I will take the plunge at the end of the month, and keep you posted, unless someone else answered your questions before.