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RE: Here's an oddity

Personally, I've never seen/heard this tape before, and Period tapes are, indeed, rare. This recording would be perfect (i.e. a sonic rating of A) if it were not for a low-frequency (60hz?) hum in the right channel. I assume it was either in the master recording or the duplication. Happily, a small adjustment in the bass mitigates the problem.

Speaking of Period, I recently found a mono vinyl recording of Janos Starker playing the Kodaly Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello. This was probably the best-sounding solo cello recording I've ever heard, with amazing presence and detail. One has to wonder who recorded these early Period issues, and with what equipment ...

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