Yesterday, I made a couple of CDs from some old records I have. 33s. One was very poor quality (the sound, not the music), which I was very disappointed about as it contains one of my favourite pianists, Stefan Askenase, playing one of my favourite pieces, Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor.
The CD tracks are now in my iTunes, but the pops and crackles almost drown out the piano in some parts. I wonder if there’s a way to clean this up that doesn’t cost a fortune? (I was unable to find a CD of the Askenase recording).
I probably couldn’t afford this kind of technology. Check out the two versions of the amazing Cortot. Stunning.