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Bernard Michael O'Hanlon
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Reader, this early digital recording is more vitreous than glass. With a playing time of barely 40 minutes, it is Deutsche Grammophon at its most pinchgut. Nor does the music-making necessarily surpass the earlier traversals Famous Ballet Music ~ Gaîté Parisienne, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Les Sylphides / von Karajan, Berlin PO & Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne & Ballet Music from Faust, Aida, La Gioconda, Prince Igor.
Until our Germanic friends remaster this recording and drop its price accordingly, don't abet their cupidity.