Ah, Danzig (to be fair, this recording is embarrassingly bad):
Chailly proves once again that Mahler is a composer of irredeemable vulgarity.
His endless opening “Kraftig” has dumb tones and stupid marches.
that’s DEFINITELY one of the worst reviews I’ve ever read!!! A case of irredeemable brainlessness…
Just came across Rolf Lislevand in TIDAL’s new Classical releases, and then found this stinker of a review for one of his earlier efforts…
. . . Ouch!
I rather enjoyed reading it It makes me want to listen to Scott’s music to see if I will agree with the view (and I suspect I will).
I don’t know what Debussy, Elgar and Strauss thought of these particular pieces but generally they liked Scott. Must admit that unlike this reviewer, the English Edwardians are a guilty pleasure for me!
Wow. Allmusic seems to have no rule about writing under the influence.
I’ve a chamber album of Scott in the library, also released by Chandos, which got a rather favourable review so there’s at least diversity of opinion in place.
It’s a release specific review that we’ve applied to the whole album (erroneously). Apologies for that; however, It’s already fixed in code that’s currently in test.
Pretty damning review that ends with:
A lightly played, lightly sung, lightly recorded Missa Solemnis: if that’s what one wants in a Missa Solemnis, here it is.
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It’s quite disgraceful (literally) that we can’t block this nonsense from appearing on our Roon displays.
That’s astonishing. That Mahler 3 review is also by James Leonard whom has also come up in relation to Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.
Maybe what’s needed here is a reviewer ban like the ROONRADIOBAN. It could be ROONREVIEWERBAN. I don’t mind critical reviews but this guy doesn’t seem to like anything except half a dozen recordings from his youth.
It’s frankly embarrassing to have such drivel appearing on the screen, when in company, and one is playing some well-loved album.
Good idea - perhaps you could raise it in the Feature Request forum?