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The instrumentation is fine and well-presented (although those who prefer the more modern ...
on 1 September 2017
The instrumentation is fine and well-presented (although those who prefer the more modern version will fine it rather thin)
What spoils the disc is what appears to be digital editing which clips the consonants from some passages or even flattens the vowel sound itself, making those notes mere sung notes without a real word attached - rather like an old-style computer speech synthesis.
A better version would be an un-editted performance - warts and all perhaps and less pristine or polished , but nevertheless keeping the music alive which is so vital in such beautiful music