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Re: Cooke on Lyrita II
Back again, despite no response to my original post; and now having just read John France's Lyrita/Itter review of Wordsworth's symphone 1 & 5. Pretty much all he has to say about the audio is that "The re-mastering of the sound is excellent." Well, I feel the need to warn potential buyers that the sound must have been absolutely dire before re-mastering, because it's really quite shabby. The 1979 recording of the 5th is just about passable (but not really), but the earlier 1st and Overture are quite appalling. I shouldn't say this, but it makes me wonder if MusicWeb have some kind of deal with Lyrita.
Unless you are really desperate for these works at any cost, please save your money and wait for a better recording - these are only for masochists!
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