Born September 25, in Weybridge, Surrey, England. Died April 14, Genre Classical. Berlioz: Te Deum. Britten: Peter Grimes.
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The text for this review has been moved to the new site. Review by nickc March 26, 10 of 12 found this review helpful. Like me I suppose a Hector Berlioz of readers had this Concertgebouworkest - Sir Colin Davis - Symphonie Fantastique (SACD) CD and bought it to see how much improvement there was in the master tapes, Hector Berlioz. Well there is an improvement, but unfortunately I can't summon as much enthusiasm for the sound as the other reviewers.
This was recorded in and it would be idle to pretend it sounds anywhere as good as a new RCO Live disc, like the Mahler 1st. Firstly I agree with Polly that it should have been mixed to 5. My main gripe is the thinness of the strings. Bass is reasonable and woodwinds are fine, but the famed strings of the Concertgebouw just sound really thin, and a lot smaller scale than they do with modern recordings. We are also further back than I like with a lot of reflections coming from the rears.
This seems to be a litany of complaints but we have been spoilt with new recordings and that is how it sounds to me. The performance is of course one of the most famous and has always been well regarded.
Should you buy it? I would still give a qualified yes, but, of course, don't expect it to sound as good as a modern recording. Was this review helpful to you? Review by madisonears October 25, 9 of 10 found this review helpful. This has long been a favorite performance of me and many critics. Davis is certainly in touch with the spirit of Berlioz, and, with this piece, he wrings every bit of emotion out of it, from dark humor to sheer terror and despair.
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