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Nielsen's "Maskarade" - Recording of the Month
Posted by Ralph Moore on August 20, 2015, 12:22 pm
Given the thoroughness and enthusiasm of John Quinn's excellent review of this issue, I think it a pity that he was not able to compare it with any previous recordings, in particular the "Gramophone" "20C Opera Award" recording from 1999 on Decca, conducted by Ulf Schirmer. I don't think that has been reviewed on this site but I would be particularly interested in any comparison as when I reviewed that Decca recording on Amazon I was not as bowled over as I had hoped to be. I realise of course that it is not possible for every reviewer to make comparisons every time - who has every recording of every work? - but I note that in previous correspondence we reviewers have been asked to try to introduce an element of comparison with other recordings wherever possible.
Perhaps another reader has a view in its relative merits?
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