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    The sound quality of the older live recording is not the best. This version of Menuhin with Christian Ferras is much better.



    If I want a much faster HIP recording I go with Andrew Manze and Rachel Podger and the Academy of Ancient Music.



    Personally, I like both versions. They are both far different from each other yet each brilliant in their own way.
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    The whole concept of "better" is dumb. Older performances are done in a style that no longer exists. Comparing it to modern performance style is pointless is apples and oranges. Modern style and older style bring out different aspects of the music. Me? I have both HIP and older recordings of the same works and I think both are good. But you can't expect a 78 to be HIP any more than you can expect Lang Lang to be Schnabel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    The whole concept of "better" is dumb. Older performances are done in a style that no longer exists. Comparing it to modern performance style is pointless is apples and oranges. Modern style and older style bring out different aspects of the music. Me? I have both HIP and older recordings of the same works and I think both are good. But you can't expect a 78 to be HIP any more than you can expect Lang Lang to be Schnabel.
    I agree. There is no definitive performance methinks.

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    The interest lies in the uniqueness of the performance, not in the notes written down on a sheet of paper
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