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  HMC 801840/41 (2 discs)
  Bernstein: Mass - Nagano
  Leonard Bernstein: Mass

Jerry Hadley
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Staatschor & Domchor Berlin
Pacific Mozart Ensemble
Deutsches SO Berlin
Kent Nagano (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Site review by Geohominid February 4, 2009
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Review by pepi February 17, 2005 (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Indeed, the music is fantastic, but the performance and the recording are not.
Listen to the original recording of 1971 by Bernstein himself and then you feel what this mix of classic, jazz, blues... really means. Nagano is a good conductor, but he has no feeling for that kind of music (tempi, balance between rock-group and orchestra, rubato...).
Also the recording is very much beneath the level of the previous recording. Many deatails are lost, the sound is not transparant.
I hope they once make a SA-edition of the original recording, because for the live-performance of the work Bernstein already used surround-effects, bij playing pre-recorded tapes in quadrofonie.

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Review by audio-grubi February 14, 2005 (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
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WHAT shall I say about this recording? Well, it's like an adventure! I love it!

Just sit down, listen and enjoy this mixture of classic, musical and pop and the fantastic multichannel experience. This recording is one of the best demonstrations, that multichannel can be much more than just a littlebit echo from the rear speakers.

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