Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giuseppe Verdi, Alexander Borodin, Sergey Prokofiev|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
Massive Classics: Music You Can't Relax To
L. Brice | Omaha, Nebraska United States | 11/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Exciting and Inspiring! So good my uncle is keeping my CD after he 'borrowed' it, and I have to buy another copy. And I hope it comes soon! Fun to listen to during rush hour traffic!"
Terrible recordings of great songs.
R. Moore | Plano, TX United States | 12/19/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The song selecting is awesome, but the performances and recordings (or the remastering) are awful. The balance seems off (very tinny sound), and the musicianship is weak (Vivaldi's "Summer" sounds like eigth-notes!).NOTE: this review is for my CD from the BMG music club. I don't know if the CDs are different from what Amazon sells."
Dragon Quill | CA, USA | 04/07/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this CD up in the bookstore after listening to it. I'm a big fan of the powerful classics, such as Carmina Burana O Fortuna, and, of course, Verdi's Dies Irae. I already owned those two pieces as well as a few others when I purchased this album. I had figured if they were on it, it was going to be one impressive CD.
I knew something was wrong the moment I started listening to it. Like others have mentioned, the musicmanship is poor. It sounds rushed most of the time. Plus, I compared Massive Classic's versions of Verdi's Dies Irae to the version I already had, and no way do they stand up. One sounded professional, practiced, and powerful. The other, on this CD: wimpy, weak, and lacking.
This CD couldn't take the time to get the best performances of these classics. Don't waste your time listening to it. Find a different album--there are better ones. My suggestions is The Greatest Choral Show on Earth, which features performances from the world's best orchestras and choirs."