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How “Live” Classical Recordings Used to Be Labeled

I recently got the Sviatoslav Richter Complete Album Collection. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) On 18 discs, this includes his recordings for Columbia Records, notably five recitals from Carnegie Hall in 1960. I find it quaint the way they labeled “live” performances back then: Recorded in Actual Performance. I guess this was to distinguish from a non-realistic […]

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