Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Kenneth J. Alford, Thomas Arne, Edwin Eugene Bagley|
Great Marches - Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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Not the best but a good one
Micheline Anne Montreuil | Quebec city in Canada | 06/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is not the best one but it is an honest one. It contains the best-known marches that have been recorded between 1967 and 1976. The orchestration is good, the choice of marches is good too. I have heard better performances but it does not mean that this CD is not good. It is an honest CD and if it is the first CD of marches that you buy, it is a good choice. There are so many CD of marches that I have only one thing to say : listen different CD and choose the one that will please you. You buy a CD for you; not for the rest of the World."
Can I get my money back
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Great selection of music but poor technical quality on the CD.
Sounds "muddy" compared to other CDs. Some of the tracks do appear on other CDs I own so I have basis for comparison.Don't know if problem is in the "mike-ing" and mixing on original material or in the conversion to CD format.I'd like to return this CD for refund"
Not even Lenny can get an orchestra to play Sousa well!
Timothy | Arkana, Montana | 04/20/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sorry - but if you want to hear a march done well - it has to be with a band! Sousa and strings DO NOT MIX! There are some orchestral marches on this Cd and they're well done...but come on, Stars and Stripes sounds wrong with cellos instead of euphoniums!!!
I also have found that Lenny takes the Sousa marches way too quickly. It almost sounds like he was insulted to have to record a Cd of these lesser pieces of music - so he rushed through it to get it over with.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you want to hear marches: Buy a band recording (the SOUSA box set by the Marine Band). Trust me, you'll hear the difference."