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It's Been A Long Wait.....,
This review is from: Elgar: Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures / Overture 'Cockaigne' (Audio CD)
Rarely can the sobriquet "Great Recording of the Century" have been applied with greater justification than to this ever-fresh performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto by du Pre and Barbirolli. It is just wonderful and has been continuously in the EMI catalogue since its first release in 1965 - for most of the time at full price.
EMI released this on CD back in 1986 (on CDC 7 47329 2) and the sound quality was disappointing to those brought up on the vinyl release. This time they have made amends - the sound quality is sensational. A back-room genius called Ian Jones has restored the dynamics and colour that made this a standout recording of its time. If you love this work and performance as I do, this release is worth every penny, even if you have the previous one.
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Initial post: 18 Sep 2012 21:54:09 BDT
Mr. John Crompton says:
Agree fully with the review, but I would just make the point that I had only heard the cello concerto recordinng on the radio before buying this version of the CD and was surprised that the extra detail revealed includes a prolonged instance of whispering and moving around in the studio. All adds to the period charm I guess -compared to the sanitised nature of many modern recordings.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 23:12:33 BDT
P. H. Cartwright says:
They did, however, excise the Trimphone warble that was very conspicuous on the vinyl release.
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