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Rather too rich for my taste
on 16 June 2013
Update: would give 3.5 *'s having listened to it for a week. I do enjoy the first CD (K165,K195+K317) tho' my initial feelings also apply ie this is the 'BIG' sound approach to everything.
Initial caveat: I am principally writing about the Requiem, as I'm unfamiliar with other versions of the other pieces. With this out of the way, for my taste this is a rather too over-blown version. I fully understand that others may enjoy the heavy orchestration and rather ponderous tones and hey, it is a requiem after all. Just to say, I prefer smaller ensembles and a cleaner, sparser sound. If you like the big, slow, grand approach this is great. If not look elsewhere.