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Glorious disc, but worth the price?,
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This review is from: Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances (Audio CD)
Bob said it all. This indeed is music that makes life worth living. Not sure about the price of the SACD, though. Right now, it's gone through the roof, while the standard CD version is about nine times cheaper. And while the sound is miraculous for a recording that's over 50 years old, the hiss is there and won't go away. The performance itself is flawless, although the third suite might disappoint you slightly if you're used to a more lyrical rendition (e.g. Karajan). Anyway, don't think twice about purchasing this recording but DO think twice if you really need it in the SACD format.