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dai bread wrote:Yes I do. It's Solti's set that he recorded for Decca many years ago, and I gather it's still the gold standard for that work, though I'm open to correction as I don't follow audiophile matters.
Large doses of Wagner require, absolutely REQUIRE, a libretto. Either that, or a good knowledge of German. I must know what is going on. Otherwise the music is meaningless.
dai bread wrote:I've realised that the version of the 7th I have on LP is lacking. Krips' version makes more sense, and is embellished nicely by not only changes of tempo but of volume as well. Piano means piano, and forte means forte, and they're not equalised out in the recording either. Full marks to the engineer. Krips even manages to make some sense of the last movement. It's one of Beethoven's off moments, IMO, but Krips manages to make it less off, even if it's still not really on.
dai bread wrote:One belt duly ordered. Thanks Jamie. They had the exact model of turntable listed, so I didn't muck about. I just ordered it. Credit cards are useful.
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