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5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Elijah
I first bought this Elijah set on old LP records in my first year at university and it positively blew me away. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau comes booming in as the prophet right from the outset and the power of his characterisation of this greatest of the Old Testament prophets holds up for the full duration of the recording. The other thing I liked about this version of the...
Published on 2 Jun 2008 by Mr. S W. vanOs

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
I'm not at all in favour of this recording. There's too much hissing in the background, and I can't really hear the different parts of the orchestra clearly. The balance between the voices is off (tenors seem too soft). This recording was made in the 60s and I'm not surprised. I'm now buying another recording of Elijah. I wish I listened to it before buying!
Published on 20 Nov 2009 by Elias Aris Chandran


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5.0 out of 5 stars Choral, 25 Oct 2013
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Just what was needed to help with Choral work.
Agood price too. Stil;l playing it today, friends love it too
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4.0 out of 5 stars not what i expected, 24 Mar 2013
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I have sung in a version of this, so although there was nothing wrong with the recording I realized the version I had sung in was a simplified adaptation. Much of it was unrrecognisable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Aug 2014
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ALL GOOD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mendelssohn Elijah, 29 Feb 2012
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I am a member of St Helens Choral Society and this is our next concert in April, so I found this CD very usefull. Every track was clear and I could sing along with my part. Would strongly recommend.
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great, 20 Nov 2009
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Elias Aris Chandran (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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I'm not at all in favour of this recording. There's too much hissing in the background, and I can't really hear the different parts of the orchestra clearly. The balance between the voices is off (tenors seem too soft). This recording was made in the 60s and I'm not surprised. I'm now buying another recording of Elijah. I wish I listened to it before buying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 6 Sep 2013
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D. W. Wright (Leicestershire, England) - See all my reviews
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Bought it for my Mum who was performing this with her choir. She loves it and is prone to making us all listen. (I incidently can't stand it!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived on time and well packed, 24 Mar 2013
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A good recording and most enjoyable. I shall be singing this piece very soon. This should be a great help to my performance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mendelssohn : Elijah, 8 Mar 2013
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This has been a most helpful tool in helping me learn the choral lines as we perform this work at RNCM on 24th March.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Singer's viewpoint, 21 Feb 2013
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I am singing Elijah in May with a Choral society and have found this recording is very good and have found it useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely recording, 5 Feb 2012
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I bought this as we are singing it at our choral society. It is a lovely recording and the quality of the soloists are second to none. If you are thinking about buying this, go on and do it. You won't regret it.
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