I recall that I reviewed an earlier transfer, by Pristine, of this same recording. That was back in 2013 and, looking back at my review, I see that I made this comment:
"Iím intrigued to see that Pristine indicate that the 1938 recording took place over two days. Iíve always believed that HMV recorded a single performance - on 16 January - and that seems to be confirmed by a 1944 article by Fred Gaisberg in which he specifically states that the performance was recorded that day though he does also say that there were ďfive rehearsals during which our engineers could make their tests and experiments in Ďmikeí positions.Ē That article is reprinted in the booklet for the transfer of the performance that Iíve owned for many years. Itís a transfer by Michael J Dutton (Dutton Essential Archive CDEA 5005)."
I don't know if that helps at all in clarifying the matter.
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