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Ralph has said it all...,
This review is from: Rachmaninov Vespers (Audio CD)
This is THE only one to have. There are other recordings and they are good, but they simply lack the soul (for want of a better word) of this recording. These good card-carrying Party members sing with such fervour that you realise that old Russia never died. The soloists also have a wonderful luminous quality. The emotions are so palpable that one doesn't need to understand the words.
I likewise have and treasure the Melodiya LPs, but it's great to have the CD.