Senior Audio Engineer Swan Studios NYC Bronx, New York, United States
Historical reissue comes with challenges that go beyond physical handling. Technical understanding is given to ensure optimal transfer with no damage to original media. But once this is done, the job of remastering becomes a question of aesthetic, historical integrity and expectation. The latter is not just for the listener but also for the client. What about previous reissues that may or may not have adhered to the original first release? Should that even be considered? What about cross cultural considerations of listening perspective? How do we find balance among all these variables without distorting the truth? This presentation will focus on one of the most important catalogs of recording from the Sony Masterworks archives: Maestro Bruno Walter.