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  Orff: Carmina Burana - RPO/Cooke
  Orff: Carmina Burana

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Cooke (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Reviews: 3

Review by raffells July 24, 2005 (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Someone earlier mention the Best Recorded Version of this work..This was it..and they were not kidding..WOW....Its Loud Frantic and a sonic orgy as well as a musical one....I noticed that it was recorded at two sessions a couple of years apart?>....I pressume this was to give the participants time to recover...Someone mentioned the odd tempo at times ...occasionally its taken at breakneck speed but always within the performers ability....some parts are frighteningly realistic due to faily close microphone placement but this still has remarkable depth of image and tonally is nigh on perfect..My previous 6 versions are now confined to history and so is one of my favourite vinyl demonstrations.....Its infuriating when someone can produce this quality (probably pcm) and get other things day we will learn the why ?.....I am interested to see what you multichannel guys make of this... Not one for people with complaining neighbours but for those without a nervous disposition.BUY.and its another bargain price...

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Review by Allan1us September 22, 2005 (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
This is a magnificent performance wonderfully recorded in surround sound. The choir, orchestra and soloists are all of the highest standard. The abbot and the roasting swan are very well characterised and the soprano has a youthful vibrancy to her voice. A wonderful bargain.

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Review by Fafner July 1, 2006 (1 of 7 found this review helpful)
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Leider sind die SACD-Stereo Tonspuren rechts/links vertauscht. Daher ergibt sich ein merkwürdiger Stereoeffekt. Die tiefen Männerstimmen kommen von links statt von rechts und die hohen Frauenstimmen
kommen von rechts statt von links. Die Instrumente sind auch nicht da, wo man sie vermutet. Von dieser SACD-Wiedergabe kann man nicht begeistert sein, man ist irritiert. Bei der CD-Spur ist alles im normalen Bereich.
Listen to SACD-Stereo: Unfortunately right/left is changed. This sounds bad.

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Carl Orff - Carmina Burana