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Reviews: Beethoven: Die 9 Sinfonien - Dresdner Philharmonie/Kegel

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Review by jucalon November 24, 2009 (5 of 13 found this review helpful)
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I have read not very favorable reviews about this set in its original form on Laserlight, but have always enjoyed it very much as a whole. My only complaint was the sound, it was not exactly exciting; I find it a bit muffled. Therefore, I very much look forward to listen to these symphonies in their new guise as SACD. Laserlight has never seemed to pay much attention to sound details, they never give much information about anything anyway (i.e. recording locations, year of recording, recording engineer, the ensembles or the artists involved, the versions used, the history behind the recordings, etc). I wonder why they would bother to re-edit this recordings on SACD? Was it perhaps just because this set sold well, or were there artistic merits that lead them to make the decission? I believe Mr Kegel and his ensemble were hard working professionals, so to deem them more or less mediochre is just not fair. I find passion, energy and excietment in these performances. I am not a scholar, but I can say once again I enjoy this interpretation from a very personal point of view.

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