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A worthy restoration of a great recording,
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This review is from: Britten: Peter Grimes (Audio CD)
I've known this recording for the past 50 years on (auto-change format!) vinyl, and it's thrilling and moving to hear it hear so lovingly restored for the digital age. Much more than a historic document or a period piece, the drama and beauty of Britten's score come over the speakers with astonishing vividness and truth. The actual sound is still astonishing. I also have the challengingly different Jon Vickers/Colin Davis recording - still essential listening and equally brilliantly realised for CD, but there is something uniquely special about this first recording which all lovers of Briiten's music (of whatever age) must remain profoundly grateful for.
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