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Re: Bruno Walter's 1938 Vienna recording of Mahler's 9th Symphony
Des, MOT, in reporting the presence of 'Take 1' and 'Take 2' sides in the published recording, adds much weight to the view that it was an amalgamation of two performances. Still, the apparent use of only two sides from 'Take 1' suggests that the finished product was predominantly the performance the audience heard on the day of the concert (16.1.1938).
Perhaps this is why Gaisberg didn't mention the matter in his 'Gramophone' article of a few years later. Or maybe he had simply forgotten about it.
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