Barockfestival

https://www.discogs.com/release/7251942-I-Musici-Barockfestival

An exceptional example of what I don’t want to hear. I Musici are a popular chamber music ensemble specialised in baroque and early music. But why are playing it with the mind of a modern orchestra. Music is lush and rich, but individual sound is lost. They try to make a symphony out of everything.

It might be the time that has changed, or the way recordings are made these days. This is like a wall of sound for classical music. What might have been nice for the Beatles, is not so nice for I Musici.

Now you might ask: why don’t you remove this record from the collection? Good question, and I think I will. One of the reasons for me to do this is to revisit my collection to see what is good and what is not. This is not.

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