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Soundtrack to Eisenstein's classic film?,
This review is from: Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible (Audio CD)Firstly, I'm not essentially a listener of classical music, though I have always appreciated the colour and dynamism of Russian composers, but I am a film-lover.
Sergei Eisenstein's two parter, from 1944 & 46, is a brilliant, dynamic film but the sound quality was no match, sounding dreadful, frankly. Mono, breaking up at dynamic peaks and woolly throughout, I yearned to hear it properly.
My initial idea was to play the CD in sync with the film, allowing the subtitles to speak, as it were. This didn't work, for various and obvious reasons. That was a while ago and when I played the CD simply to sit and listen to, I had the notion that it wouldn't work as a complete piece.
Re-playing again now, I did enjoy it, the full-blooded, dynamic and colourful sound. I need to play it more and as I said, classical music is not my usual fare and so find it difficult to describe with any sense of authority.