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Poor Chandos sound
on 17 January 2016
What a disappointment. Great to have so many of Parry's relatively unknown works on a modern recording. The problem is the quality of the recording. Especially in loud choral movements with full orchestra the sound is congested and thick and favours the choir and soloist rather than Parry's interesting orchestral accompaniment. In order to appreciate Parry's big climaxes the volume needs to be turned up, but not on this recording as the sound then becomes unpleasant.
Usually one can rely on good sound from Chandos. but this is not the first time I have found their recordings wanting.