33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Lovely joyful work beautifully played, sung and recorded!,
This review is from: Puccini: Messa di Gloria, Preludio sinfonico & Crisantemi (Audio CD)
LSC&O Alagna, Hampson under Pappano shoud be good and it is! The recording eliminates that annoying hiss you often get from choirs, so much so that I wondered how they actually managed it (the choir that is as they all seem to have a tendency to lisp and hiss in the flesh) but that aside its a Glorious performance.
Lively joyous tempos singing and playing of the highest order....
The preludio is worth having and the Crisantemi has long been a favorite of mine and here is as good as anywhere.
No quibbles at all other than it could make our local choirs sound a little below par!