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5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for ears and eyes.
This is truly a magnificent bargain.
The cover and booklet are well produced with notes and texts, together with numerous illustrations - truly sumptuous to look through and read.
Both the CD's are wonderfully ethereal and exciting to listen to and will transport any listener. The DVD of the Missa Assumpta est Maria filmed and recorded in la Chapelle Royale de...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The remastered recording from 1989 is far better in terms of both recording quality and standard of ...
The sound quality for the items recorded in 2004 (DVD and SACD 2) is unsatisfactory, compressed and not such as to benefit from SACD remastering. The singing is not of a of a high quality either. The remastered recording from 1989 is far better in terms of both recording quality and standard of singing. The Suite for Viols and 'Nuit' is beautifully recorded in 2013.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for ears and eyes., 3 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Charpentier: At the Chapel Royal, Versailles [2CD plus DVD (PAL)] (Audio CD)
This is truly a magnificent bargain.
The cover and booklet are well produced with notes and texts, together with numerous illustrations - truly sumptuous to look through and read.
Both the CD's are wonderfully ethereal and exciting to listen to and will transport any listener. The DVD of the Missa Assumpta est Maria filmed and recorded in la Chapelle Royale de Versailles is equally wonderful to listen to. There may be the perfectionists who prefer a studio recording to bring out the different layers of sound with all the nuances that a composer might hope for as well, but to hear music in the setting it was composed for is a far more true sound that a composer wanted. The depth and reverberation of the sound, both musicians and singers, placed in different parts of the chapel, make for a very extra-ordinary and more impressive sound.
A beautiful collection of music and singing made all the more exquisite by its setting.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The remastered recording from 1989 is far better in terms of both recording quality and standard of ..., 26 Oct. 2014
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The sound quality for the items recorded in 2004 (DVD and SACD 2) is unsatisfactory, compressed and not such as to benefit from SACD remastering. The singing is not of a of a high quality either. The remastered recording from 1989 is far better in terms of both recording quality and standard of singing. The Suite for Viols and 'Nuit' is beautifully recorded in 2013.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Up to expectations, 12 Jan. 2015
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A baroque masterpiece performed with Savall's usual sensitivity
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Feb. 2015
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Great performances and the dvd is an excellent bonus
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully presented edition, 4 Sept. 2014
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A beautifully presented edition.The buy of the season! Wonderful music on both cd`s and action on the DVD. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole performance, the singers, players, instruments, beautiful sounds and surrounds. A rare bargain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 10 April 2015
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good quality recording and dvd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Jan. 2015
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SUBLIME !!!!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jordi Savall does not disappoint! A super CD set with bonus DVD, 16 Sept. 2014
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As always, Jordi Savall does not disappoint! A super CD set with bonus DVD!
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album, 23 Aug. 2014
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Savall is a living legend. I love this album.
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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 27 Sept. 2014
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Sublime. My neighbours enjoying it too i play it so loud!!
Shall buy more copies for Christmas presents
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