What 50s Classical Mono LPs to cull?
I’ve come across a huge collection (hundreds) of late 50s era classical mono LPs in excellent shape both vinyl & jackets. While I’m sure artist/performance is the key to keepers in this lot (for instance Verdi’s Requiuem Munch/BSO/RCA in leather binding), are there generally any labels that were consistant in top fidelity form between ’57 – ’60?
The collection consists largely of Opera but has an excellent showing in early classical. The labels are London/Decca – RCA – Angel - Everest – DGG as well as a few Lira and Melodiya (unpartnered). Maybe the question should be – any of these labels to avoid?
Thanks for any help in advance.