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Brahms: The Symphonies etc ~ Brahms
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Set, 28 Oct 2003
I feel like rambling for page after page about this superb set. For the last fortnight I have played it non-stop at home, in the kitchen, the living room, on the Walkperson, in the car, at work and anywhere else I have found with a CD player. I must admit that Harnoncourt's reputation for a radical approach to well known repertoire made me a little nervous as I pressed 'Play' the first time - I would generally consider myself an interested observer rather than a fan of his. I needn't have worried. The recordings are ‘live’ in the best sense that they convey a real sense of occasion but are almost devoid of intrusive audio noise. They need to be played at quite a high level, but… Read more

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