Anybody checked out the new EMI Masters series for sound quality?
Specifically does the Previn Rachmaninov 2 sound any better than the previous dire CD incarnations?
Also, would it be worth replacing Klemperer's German Requiem with the new release. (Although I know Walter Legge actually encouraged a bit of distortion on massed choral recordings as he thought it more dramatic!)
I'm assuming that the series title means these are newly remastered releases?
(I have been told that there was such pressure to get analog recordings onto CD in the early days of the new medium that every available sound engineer was roped in to man the sound desks! In many cases these are still the transfers on offer today and a Mozart Serenade might have been remastered by a Pink Floyd enthusiast!)