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A FLAWED RECORDING,
This review is from: Brahms - Symphonies Nos 1 - 4; Double Concerto (LSO, Haitink) (Audio CD)
This is a wonderful performance of the symphony, but it is marred by the sound. In my view, it is a serious problem, and the whole of the LSO Live venture is flawed by it. I wouldn't think to buy any in the series because of it. Engineers just cannot do anything about the sound of the Barbican Hall, which makes everything sound ass if its being played in a closet, albeit big enough for an orchestra. I suppose it suits some people, or they just don't care to have space around their recordings, and that the performance is enough for them. Decca and Chandos recordings cannot be beaten.