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Not the bargain it seems perhaps,
This review is from: Sibelius - Symphonies Nos 3 & 7 (LSO, Davis) (Audio CD)
I am not a fully paid up member of the Sibelius fan club, but these two Symphonies are amongst his finest works, and at the price it seems a real bargain
BUT the sound does suffer from the dry unresponsive accoustic of the Barbican, and Sir Colin's singing along really is a distraction in No 7.
Mr Fitton knows a lot more about Sibelius than I, and his list of alternative versions really puts this version out of court except for enthusiasts with half a dozen recordings. Can I also advocate the recent Halle/Elder recording of No 3, the same concept as LSO live but a better recording and no singing!
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Initial post: 18 Jul 2011 20:33:44 BDT
It is funny how so many people hate to hear Colin Davis singing on his records but you very rarely see or hear criticisms of Barbirolli's singing along.
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