The recordings vary-the early Wordsworth are pretty dim but most of the others range from good to excellent. I could burn these recordings onto cd.
Should I be satisfied? Probably! Why am I still not satisfied? The reason is that these recordings are not generally available to the widest public. The composers concerned deserve better. These works deserve to be on commercial cds, in the best possible sound quality (even if that means re-mastering by the Lyrita engineers) and with authoritative linear notes (written by people like Paul Conway). If or when these recordings do make it to cd I shall certainly buy them (just as I shall buy the new Josephs cds despite having off-air recordings of the Requiem and the Fifth Symphony-I made an off-air recording of the latter myself over 30 years ago).
But, as Chris says, will those recordings on YT deter others from purchasing the cds when they come out. If they do then companies like Lyrita will make less money and be less likely to re-issue other recordings (some of which we may not be otherwise able to access). That is my great fear!
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