Beethoven 4th Symphony/Leonore No. 3 - Steinberg/PSO
KHCD-2010-019 (STEREO Reel Tape Master) - Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60; Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a - The legendary recordings of the Beethoven Symphonies as performed by William Steinberg and The Pittsburgh Symphony are harder to find these days, especially the reel tape editions. Klassic Haus has been fortunate to find this reel with the 4th Symphony, along with the Leonore Overture No. 3. Many listeners consider both of these performances to be among the best ever recorded, and with good reason; state-of-the-art recording (1962) on35mm tape masters by Enoch Light for his Command Classics label, with enlightening interpretations. Worthy of any collector's shelf!
I've always admired many of Steinberg's Beethoven and Brahms recordings. I'd never come across this one before but it's a great performance in very sweet "old fashioned" analogue stereo sound nicely transferred. Well worth a listen so give it a try.