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5.0 out of 5 stars Home at last., 4 Mar. 2004
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This review is from: Holst: The Planets (Audio CD)
I have loved 'The Planets' since a young child, but there has been a problem since then: No recording of this work has quite lived up to the Dynamic i remember experiencing when i heard this music played live at the Liverpool Philharmonic.
The digital format raised hopes, but did not deliver. I have heard numerous recordings on vinyl and CD, played by orchestras from many countries. The best version i had was an 80's LSO recording, until this came along...
The Direct Stream Digital recording medium and an awesome performance by the current LSO makes me feel i have come home; THIS is the one! This CD is simply the best quality recorded performance of The Planets i have ever heard, it is breathtaking in it's scope.
Mark
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2010 09:16:31 GMT
Surely the recording by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra with Charles Dutoit conducting would have solved your dynamic problem? That recording is one of the most sonically thrilling every recorded.

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 10:53:42 GMT
Sarah Stuart says:
The half of this review I saw almost put me off buying. I'm so glad I clicked on more. I love all music but don't know enough to choose the best recordings. Thank you.

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 12:00:02 BDT
Gary2 says:
I heard an excerpt from this CD on Classic FM today and thought it was brilliant. I haven't heard the rest of the CD and didn't realize that it was a live recording. I would be interested to hear whether anyone has found that any extraneous audience noise and applause detracts from its enjoyment.

Gary

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2014 09:03:59 GMT
I hate audience noise. Very distracting. In fact, I just hate people. The less I have to be reminded of the existence of others, the better.
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