Take a look at Pristine Classical (dot com). They offer excellent remasterings of historical recordings
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Thanks for the recommendation. I didn't know about this.
But it's not really what I'm looking for. They offer a relatively few recordings out of the many out there. For example, they have the 1942 Furtwaengler Beethoven 9th, but neither of the 50s recordings, which both sound a lot better. And the problem remains: does the Pristine release offer superior sound quality to other releases of the 1942 performance? Hard to say. There are at least three other CD releases of this performance. One from 2012 claims to be the first offering the correct pitch. Does the Pristine release offer the correct pitch?
I'm not looking for places to get historic recordings, I'm looking for places to get reliable reviews of the sound quality of historic recordings on any label. Any suggestions?