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Good performance, disappointing sound.
on 5 June 2016
This performance is undoubtedly very good but I was terribly disappointed with the quality of sound. In the choral sections ( which constitute a major part) one heard an extraneous noise , like paper or cloth being torn, to which no other reviewers seem to have referred. This is a phenomenon which seems to affect pretty well all choral CDs although the Simon Rattle version of the Brahms is not bad in this regard.At first
I assumed that my equipment was faulty but I have played choral CDs on a wide selection of good quality installations and heard the sound on every one. While this is a general observation about choral recordings, I mention it in relation to this particular disc as it seemed especially difficult.