As I listened this morning to Bang on a Can’s recording of In C, I read the review, and it reminded me of this page, but in reverse. I really enjoy this recording but it seems a bit much for the reviewer to promise that it will change my life.
“More powerful than any Beethoven symphony” - praise indeed
Interesting recording. It’s certainly trippy.
I’m not sure it’s an overstatement! The Ragazze Quartet version is my current favorite.
I love how you rated it 4* - how good does something have to be to get a 5?
It’s true, I’m one of those people who have a hard time giving a full 5 stars to many things. In this case, I have a clear preference for the Philippe Herreweghe 1998 B-minor Mass (in no small part due to Andreas Scholl), which rates 4 1/2 stars