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Rachmaninoff on 78-rpm Records
By George Bogatko

Don Cox wrote:

> The Boesendorfer does have a more sinewy sound than most Steinways."

And to add more fuel to this fire, there is the possibility that the
"electrical" studio recordings were done on a Mason & Hamlin.

> I would like to get hold of some solo examples to compare with the
> transcriptions.

I have a number of original Rachmaninoff 78s, both acoustic and
electric.  Unfortunately, the kids got to the turntable and ruined
the needle so I'll have to get another.  But then I'll play around with
them and try to expand the dynamic/frequency range of the electrical
recordings and see what I come up with.

Not much can be done with the acoustics -- getting blood from a stone,
and all that -- but sometimes things work out.

George Bogatko

(Message sent Fri 30 Oct 1998, 13:33:45 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  78-rpm, Rachmaninoff, Records

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