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  Välkommen till våren - Winther
  "Välkommen till våren" (Welcome to the Spring), Traditional Swedish Songs of Spring and Love

Stockholms Studentsångare
Karin Winther (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Review by mwagner1962 June 15, 2005 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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I am going to give this high marks. This was one of two new Proprius SACDs, and I find this SACD to be just fine. While I will agree that it is not on par with Canate Domino, there is nothing on this disc to warrant any negative reviews, other than the music provided is a collection of pieces that are intended to welcome the spring.

As a person who sang in a college men's chorus for two years, I find this disc to be excellent, and the sound of this male choir to be excellent. On my system, there are no issues with transparency, clarity, and all of the diction is clear and precise.

This SACD is a lot of fun, and I can imagine hearing this music performed live in a pretty park in Stockholm at the end of a long, cold, and dark winter!!! But since I live in now hot and steamy south central Texas, I will just have to imagine a cool Swedish spring....and these gentlemen provide that nice feeling with a lot of musicality, aplomb, and sounding like they are having a great time!!!!


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Review by Vladimir October 1, 2004 (0 of 4 found this review helpful)
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I was curious because I bought another album from Proprius label; Cantate domino, this album is no doubt one of the best sounding albums I own, maybe the best of them all! I needed to know if all Proprius albums sound like this, but unfortunatly they do not. But don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the sound of "Välkommen till våren" (Welcome to the spring) but it's not good enough to compare to Cantate domino.

The music is nice but not impressing. Traditional swedish songs of spring is sung by a choir of students. No musical instruments. All songs is in swedish, so I guess it's not very intresting for non swedes...

The sound is good, but far from spectacular. The sound is quit transparent and clear, in the multichannel mix the rear channels are only used for ambience. I've heard worse but to get more than 3½ stars the sound has to be more transparent, crisp and a bit more dynamic.

(updated 7th june 2005)

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