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Pachelbel: Kanon - Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Johann Pachelbel, Alexander Borodin, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Pachelbel: Kanon - Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Gregory M. Zinkl | Chicago, IL | 11/22/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Well, we've been saturated with Kanons left and right. This one is played not by some scrawny-sounding, miniscule chamber ensemble with one instrument to a part, but by a glorious symphony orchestra, given the big romantic treatment in a slightly bastardized arrangement (violas going "plunk plunk plunk" was not in Pachelbel's head--or manuscript). Regardless, it's given such a heady performance, who cares? The shorter pieces are nicely done. The playing is superb, the sound very natural. The Serenade for strings represents a pedestrian interpretation with beautiful playing. Want a good serenade? This is fine; if you want an exceptional one, look elsewhere. However, it's a perfect disc for less-than-serious listening, and I've enjoyed it a lot."