Thursday, August 13, 2009

Liner notes - then and now

Well I mean liner notes vs LP back of the sleeve notes. I'm in the midst of copying some of my old LPs to digital using a Denon DP 200 direct to mp3 (yes I know, non-free lossy formats!). Just this evening I've copied some Lutosławski (cond Rowicki), Brahms (clarinet quartet with Keith Puddy and the Gabrieli) and the Debussy sonatas (various performers ) and looking at the notes, there is no word about the performers (apart from their names)!
How things have changed, the balance has swung to the other extreme (far too far), but it is an interesting to view the notes with all the emphasis on the works with the performers almost incidental.

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