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3.0 out of 5 stars
WAILING WALL OFSOUND, 6 Jan 2014
Everybody said this was the best thing since sliced bread (or even toast -- what a cd player that would be...)
I bought it to replace my 1970s remastered Haitink set. Performance-wise, I've no quarrel with Chailly; he stacks up well against Haitink.
But the recording is very strange.
It's as if the music is written on a large wall, without any ambience or hall sound. Granted, the Haitink may be over-resonant, but my system seems to like that (it always responds well to the Chandos house sound.)
But this Chailly recording is totally without any "feel". I discovered that playing it at a much lower level that my other discs at least stopped it shrieking at me above mf -- but then, of course, it meant I couldn't actually hear a lot of the body of the symphonies.