Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I'm not very good at reviewing. I actually have never done so before...but I had to say a few words. Let us not call this a review, let me just call it my thoughts on the matter. WOW, fantastic sound, great engineering, fantastic dynamics, and superb conducting (with this I include the orchestra's playing as well. I feel the best players follow the most famous conductors, so they go hand in hand...I think). Some of Solti's other renderings have left me wanting. For instance Beethoven's ninth with Solti...That record seemed like the orchestra had a cold...does this make sense? Solti seemed timid...Oh well, not so with this disk of Mahler's first...wow, bam! boom!..exciting and emotional...this record takes me places on its sound quality alone. Oh by the way Mahler's first is incredibly brilliant...a true masterpiece in my humble opinion.
PS If you're not playing vinyl, you're just playing.