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Double Violin Concertos (Manze, Podger, Aam) Hybrid SACD, SACD


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  • Audio CD (5 Sep 2004)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B00020HB50
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 864,820 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. SIMPSON on 25 Jan 2005
As you'd expect from such fine artists, the performances are very good, if not quite as distinguished as some earlier recordings. They certainly rate at least four stars. However, I can't bear to listen to them due to the sound of the disc. And no, the problem is not the sound of period instruments - I have other period instrument SACDs and none are as shrill as this.
The recording was made in the late 90's and then-released as a redbook cd. This SACD release has actually exacerbated the slightly annoying edgy brightness of the original disc. I'm not sure how, - whether its the extra definition that may have been provided by DSD remastering, or the effect of artificially generating a surround field, - but whatever the cause the result is a shrill, wiry and unpleasant sound that is very aggravating.
A single star for sound, as a result of which I couldn't possible recommend this to anyone, despite the fine performances buried (massacred?) within.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3 stars 19 Dec 2005
By G.T. - Published on Amazon.com
PROS: period instruments, fast, cheerful, not saddening, excellent sound quality.

CONS: poor instrumental interactions, weak conducting, not thoughtful performance, it losses your attention particularly on slow movements.
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