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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monterverdi Choir - Mozart C Minor Mass

Just heard this live with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.  Thought this warranted another listen on arriving home!

 

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I’ve gotten around to listening to this finally. Only the first two discs Beethoven’s 6th (1947) and 5th. Sadly the records are warped but only reasonably gently. Still considering a return for a replacement but they play beautifully. The blurb says that the dynamics have not been altered and so warn than some noise may be present in the quieter passages. Well, the dynamics on what I’ve heard so far are very impressive. This mono recording is so immediate and live sounding it’s amazing. Very much sounds like a recording of the era but in a faithful and exciting way. The kettle drums have so much slam and presence. This is all mono and that’s a first for me. As far as the performance is concerned, we’ll, I’m no expert in this area but I like the way his 6th Starts off so slowly and gently. But when it’s gets moving, the pace and power steps up impressively. I’ll spend a lot of time getting through these 14 LPs but so far, I’m glad I took the plunge. I’d never heard of Furtwangler until Keith W made mention of him is regard to his 9th. So, thanks Keith. I’m enjoying getting to know this bloke. Cheers, M

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I like Ketelbey’s work. Apparently he has never been to the places that he composed his music for, but somehow the music sound so genuine and do have the oriental touch to it. 

 

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