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Truly a marvellous rendition of the Brandenburg Concerti. These recordings are excellent. Use original instruments of the period, recorded without the use of multiple microphones, which aides the intimate sound stage of the chamber music period and has nice presentation and decent liner notes.
Sonically, they are superb, with a simple, clean sound that will reward those who have their speakers set up correctly in their designated listening room. The Smithsonian even went thru the effort of not cutting the grooves too narrow for better sound quality and hence the reason for only five of the six albums having music on them. They also did NOT include “fodder” material ( non-Brandenburg ) to make up the last side.
Enjoy with a bottle of wine.
Audiophile factor: very high!
# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Orchestra: Aston Magna
# Conductor: Albert Fuller
Number of Discs: 2.5
Label: Smithsonian Institution
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 3.94 GB