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As Russian as a Bourgeoisie drawing room
on 14 December 2011
I was surprised on my Marantz signature CD player and Naim amplifire ( high end) to start this production. The sound is forward and lush. The strings reverberated round my room. I thought I was in for a treat. But no. The thick beautiful noise continues throughout. It is as alien to the russian snows as a view through double glazed windows. Buy this CD if you want to watch a beautiful movie, if you want to feel the Russian climate look elsewhere.
I am reminded of the Solti VV Karajan Ring cycle. For luxoury take the Karajan for drama the Solti. I regret being taken in by the hype. This boy was too good to be true. Agreed.