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Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Price: 14.66

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inaudible, 29 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Audio CD)
Mahler 2 is one of my favourites, I have heard it live many times and have several recordings, my favourite being Otto Klemperer, with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. There is nothing wrong with my hearing or my equipment, by this version is totally let down by the technical guys. The sound throughout is thin and strained and the volume range is far too great -either you choose to hear the quiet passages and then get your head blown off later on or opt for long pauses of apparent silence followed by comfortable listening in the loud parts. This is a shame as the performance itself is great, but half the orchestra is inaudible. Sarah Connolly is amazing as ever and fortunately the sound level in Urlicht does not vary too much. I wonder if I have got a rogue CD as I cannot believe it could have been marketed like this. I shall send it back to Linn Records for their comments
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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto/ Octet
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto/ Octet
Price: 14.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Love the octet, 17 July 2013
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Really exciting, great performance of the octet, which is what I bought it for. Oh, if only Mendelssohn had lived longer!


Mozart: The Great Piano Concertos Vol. 1
Mozart: The Great Piano Concertos Vol. 1
Price: 7.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars is it a piano?, 17 July 2013
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Very disappointed, the "remastering was so intense that the piano sounded like a xylophone, all the guts taken out of it. What a shame as the underlying performance was superb. Would like to hear the original.


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