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Disappointing, unexciting recording
on 22 March 2012
A mediocre production that takes the drama out of Mozart's Great Mass with a surprisingly flat, unexciting delivery. The soloists are distinctly unimpressive. The recording itself is overly bright, lacks lower-mid range and thus depth. There's no soundstage to speak of (most of the sound simply appears to come from a point placed between the speakers), it barely gives an impression of stereo sound.
I strongly recommend Gardiner's version instead of this, also on Amazon. It's a bit more expensive but much better.
(Material auditioned using a Denon CD-player, analogue connection to a Rotel amplifier and Triangle floor standers)