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Rachmaninoff Audio Recordings vs. Ampico CD
By Jim Moore

Okay, I can't stand it any longer, I'll throw in my "two-bits" worth.
I liked the CD very much.

I will acknowledge, however, that I am not familiar with the power of
the Boesendorfer and therefore some of the selections at times seemed,
to me, somewhat "over-powered".  I do believe Mr. Stahnke, when he said
he talked with someone who actually heard Rachmaninov live, so I do
believe that this was Rachmaninov's style.

Also, judging from some actual recordings of the day that I have
listened to, I believe Stahnke has very accurately replicated a
live Rachmaninov concert.

Jim Moore

(Message sent Tue 3 Nov 1998, 16:25:26 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ampico, Audio, CD, Rachmaninoff, Recordings, vs

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