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Poor recording of good performance
on 24 May 2014
Marin Alsop opines that the German Requiem is not a dirge, and creates a lively and enjoyable interpretation.
The recording level on this production is unusually low, so that one has to turn the volume up quite a lot to hear it. Unfortunately, the sound quality is very poor, sounding extremely muffled. It is just about tolerable when played over loudspeakers, but over headphones the technical problems really get in the way.
This is the first time I have bought a recording from Naxos, and I think it will be the last too. Not to be recommended.