Not even a third-choice
Ahmed E. Ismail | Cambridge, MA United States | 01/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There aren't many reasons for getting this budget-priced set now that multiple recordings are available at mid-price. Admittedly, this was my first recording, which I bought about six or seven years ago when I didn't know much about Elgar's music .... I enjoyed the work, but was less than thrilled with the choral passages--they sounded muffled and distant. On the other hand, the soloists are all decent, with Best as the Priest in part one and the Angel of the Agony in part two the clear standout among the soloists. If you're a particular fan of any of the soloists here, this may be worth exploring, particularly since it's at a budget price..."