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NB - This is a review of the vinyl pressing only, not the music.
on 28 November 2013
If the title wasn't clear enough, the music on this recording is wonderful. Brilliantly conceived and delivered. However, on ordering the vinyl version of this (which should be fine given that the music should take up approximately 22 minutes per side), I discovered that this has to be one of the worst pressings I have ever been sent. Yes, the 180g vinyl looks lovely, but it was filled with excessive pops and clicks, and the pressing itself was pretty quiet with very little dynamic in any register. I've sent it back and ordered the CD version instead. Richter states that there are some almost unaudible bass frequencies on this album, so just don't bother getting it on vinyl, as it clearly can't cope! Poorly mastered. Quite a shock from a label such as DG I thought.