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Scintillating Sibelius...with vocal accompaniment,
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This review is from: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Kullervo [LSO/Colin Davis] (Audio CD)
The first thing to note is these are fabulous performances and are beautifully recorded. Some moments really make your spine tingle...the magical transition to the trio in the 5th, the majestic 2nd finale, the moulding of themes from the 1st...and so on.
However, buyers should be aware that every symphony is accompanied by vocal contributions from Sir Colin Davis and if this is likely to get on your nerves, it's probably best to have this set on the basis of the performances and an additional one omitting the vocal variations.
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2012 01:34:30 BDT
Hans von Leithner says:
Thank You. That really makes me think twice before ordering this one.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2012 20:05:33 BDT
I am thinking of buying this set but the comment about Davis grunting put me off.Could you please expand on your post and what is Mr.Foster hearing if it is not the conductor?
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 19:51:38 GMT
I love this set but it is true that you can sometimes hear Sir Colin "singing". It is funny that when Barbirolli does this his fans love it (as a sign of how "inspired" he was in making music) but potential Colin Davis fans don't seem to want him to sing.
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