Great performance average recording
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I bought this LP set based on the recommendation of a musician friend. The pacing is incredible. Solti milks the great CSO for all it's worth. Dynamics are huge and, of course, the playing and singing is fantastic.
I paid for a premium pressing and feel like it is only average. There a high number of miscellaneous pops and ticks. This Decca recording isn't up to the incredible high CSO standards set my RCA. The chorus is stronger sounding than the orchestra and the brass is covered by both the strings and chorus. You CAN listen through and hear all the details.
Buy this for the performance. The recording is good, but don't expect to match your older RCA recordings.