As you may know, the sound engineer, Richard Caniell, periodically returns to previously released restorations to see if he can improve them in some way. For instance, a breakthrough in sound restoration approach he developed in October of 2011 led to very significant improvements to the Toscanini Missa Solemnis 1935, and marked improvement to the Verdi Requiem 1938 concerts. (Similar techniques have been applied to our new releases of the 1939 Simon Boccanegra, 1939 Der Rosenkavalier and the 1936 Met Die Meistersinger .) Sometimes improvements could be made in noise reduction as another example, without sacrifice to the overtones.
As a result of re-auditioning these previous releases, the sound engineer is offering re-mastered discs for the albums listed below. They are offered free only to people who have already bought the previous editions, and will be included with any order. If only remastered discs are wanted in an order, we will need to charge just for the cost of postage to ship them.
The exceptions to this are the Toscanini Missa Solemnis 1935, which has been so extensively remastered that it has been re-submitted for review (as shown on our web site). For this remaster we charge a flat rate of $10.00. The other exception is the Gretchaninioff Missa Oecumenica, which has recently been completed by a patron generously supplying us with the long missing Kyrie movement. For this a flat rate of $5.00 would be charged.
Please click on each release to read the details about the improvements that have been made to each.
REMASTERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Aida Met 1937 (CD-2) IPCD 1020-3
Der Fliegende Holländer (CD 2) IPCD 1051-2
Der Rosenkavalier Met 1939 (CD 1) IPCD 1023-3
Die Meistersinger Met 1936 (CD 1) IPCD 1035-3
Die Meistersinger Met 1939 (CD 3) IPCD 1001-3
Dream Götterdämmerung (CDs 1 and 2) IPCD 1029-4
Dream Rheingold Met 1937 (CDs 1 and 2) IPCD 1026-2
Götterdämmerung Act II 1938 IPCD 1022-1
Missa-Oecumenica (Gretchaninoff) IPCD 1036-1
Tannhäuser Met 1936 (CD 3) IPCD 1039-4
Toscanini All-Wagner 1941 (CD-2) IPCD 1043-3
Toscanini Brahms Cycle 1935 (CD-1) IPCD 1025-4
Toscanini Brahms Cycle 1935 (CD-3) IPCD 1025-4
Toscanini Brahms Cycle 1935 (CD-4) IPCD 1025-4
Toscanini Lucerne Concerts 1946 (CDs 1 and 2) IPCD 1016-2
Toscanini Missa Solemnis 1935 (CDs 1 and 2) Remaster 2014 IPCD 1011-2
Toscanini Philharmonic Double Concert 1936 (4 CDs) IPCD 1049-4
Toscanini Philharmonic 23 Feb. 1936 (CD 2) IPCD 1002-2
Toscanini Verdi Requiem 1938 Remaster 2014 (CDs 1 and 2) IPCD 1009-2
Tristan und Isolde (Beecham), Covent Garden 1937 (CDs 2 and 4) IPCD 1042-4
Tristan und Isolde Act III IPCD 1019-1
CLICK HERE to see the a PDF of the contents of the free Wagner Sound Samples
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|Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Toscanini) CD 1
|Berlioz Romeo and Juliet (Toscanini) CD 1
|Mozart Don Giovanni CD 1
Please let us know if you have these previous editions, and we will replace them free of charge with an order or for the cost of postage if ordered exclusively, or if you wish to order the Wagner Sound Samples CD. Exceptions noted at the top of the page. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US