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Fauré: Requiem [Hybrid SACD]
Gabriel Faure, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Pamela Helen Stephen
Fauré: Requiem [Hybrid SACD]
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Gabriel Faure, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Pamela Helen Stephen, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Scott, Mary Plazas, Libby Crabtree, Timothy Robinson
Title: Fauré: Requiem [Hybrid SACD]
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chandos
Release Date: 11/11/2003
Album Type: Hybrid SACD - DSD
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 095115501924
 

CD Reviews

Disappointing
01/08/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Although the samples here on Amazon sounded questionable, I went ahead and bought this disk to see what the SACD format might add to one of my favorite pieces of music. Well, I should have trusted my instincts.The performance is simply dull. Slow moving (even for a requiem) and uninspired - lacking in cohesiveness and emotion. If pressed to find something positive, I suppose I could say that the sound is organic and unpolished, which can be a nice change from some of the over-produced titles. The worst offense here is the sound engineering. The sound levels are not nearly optimized - the volume must be turned up quite far, and yet even then the dynamics are just not there. The sound is also unbalanced, with cello and bass overemphasized. I can only wonder why they bothered with the SACD format...it is wasted on this recording, other than to once again prove the maxim; garbage in, garbage out.I apologize for being so blunt, but this disk is best avoided."
Not the best version!
03/11/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This version was okay as a regular CD (which I've owned and played for several years), but as a SACD the better version is Phillipe Herreweghe's 1893 version of the Requiem. If you carried that, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
NE Ohio listener"