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  Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony - Czech Philharmonic/Kobayashi
  Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony

Czech Philharmonic
Kobayashi (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Reviews: 2

Site review by flyingdutchman July 22, 2003
Performance:   Sonics:  
Truly one of the best performances of the Manfred I have heard in some time. The individual instruments are wonderfully caught and Kobayashi does a good job of controlling the raging emotions found in this music. Quite expensive, though. About $45-50 for just this one SACD.

Negatives: Kobayashi is a grunter and the mikes pick up the vocalizations which do detract somewhat from the performance.

After much listening to this cd and much deliberation, I have to lower the sound on this. Kobayashi's incessant grunting is just too much for this recording. The sound really detracts from the overall performance.

Review by SimonTJU February 17, 2003 (2 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Exton OVXL 00003 - MCh Tchaikowsky Manfred Symphony Kobayashi /Czech Philharmonic. This is
my favorite Tchaikowsky symphony. Magnificent performance!!! Orchestra knew its stuff and conductor created very strong powerful music. Sound is excellent. Probably the best digital orchestral recording I ever heard. Please note this disc is a hybrid but its soundstage is as good as any single layer I ever heard. Highly Recommended

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Peter Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony, TH 28 Op. 58