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November, 2008 - Eduard van Beinum / Symphony No. 8
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This performance by Eduard van Beinum and the Concertgebouw Orchestra was given in the Concertgebouw on April 21, 1955. The concert was recorded on Pyral (acetate discs) for later broadcast. At some point, the discs were discarded by the Dutch Radio but apparently they never made it to the trash bin. Someone took them home and they were eventually discovered in a flea market by an astute collector. While this transfer is offered for download, a nicely processed commercial release is available through Tahra Records.