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Review:- Verdi requiem,
This review is from: Verdi: Requiem (Audio CD)
This is a wonderful recording of a wonderful piece. However,
having said that, I must point out some downsides.
This recording is a remastered copy of an LP. This will
virtually never be of as good quality as straight onto CD. The
sound quality is not always brilliant.
Dynamic range is huge. This presents the very unfortunate
problem that, falling asleep with this playing, one turns the
volume right up to hear the opening, and, having already fallen
asleep before the Dies Irae, often wakes up rather startled,
and somewhat deafer than before. Obviously, too many times
fallen asleep and this becomes less of a problem.
As far as intonation goes, in places a little is left to be
desired. Not always a problem though.
This recording certainly has its advantages. Musically, this
is a masterpiece. And considering its price, especially in comparison to the
others I was considering, one falls even deeper in love.
Not the best recording I have ever listened to, but certainly
the best around if you're not looking to spend a fortune.