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Well worth a listen
on 14 April 2002
Track 6 will be better known by most UK listeners (at least) for being borrowed for the theme to the TV series "The Onedin Line", but there's plenty more within the "Spartacus" suites to get your teeth into.
However, I have to say that I'm a little disappointed with the quality of this production, being a listener to Classic FM and having heard other Orchestras' renditions of this piece. This is a shame, because it's a fully digital recording, yet lacks much of the dynamism I have heard elsewhere. There are also one or two slightly suspect harmonies and different sections of the orchestra not quite in time with each other! But these are very minor niggles. It's a superb piece of music, and this version is unbeatable value for money - especially if you're just getting into classical.