3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Better than the last one,
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This review is from: Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (German Requiem) (SDG: SDG706) (Audio CD)
Amazingly it is something like 20 years since John Eliot Gardiner last recorded this for Philips. In that time his interpretation has not changed significantly, but recording quality has improved a bit giving a clarity that was missing from that earlier version. If you have the earlier one I wouldn't necessarily replace it, but if you have not then this is well worth acquiring. But if you don't have an 'original instrument' version at all then definitely get this - you will hear things that are usually lost in the mush of overbearing orchestration.