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  Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - Ozawa
  Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust

Stuart Burrows, tenor
Edith Mathis, mezzo-soprano
Donald McIntyre, bass-baritone
Thomas Paul, bass
Judith Dickinson, soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa
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  Classical - Vocal
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Site review by Castor March 10, 2015
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Review by Luukas March 21, 2015 (5 of 9 found this review helpful)
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I strongly agree with Castor. I listened this five minutes ago and I was very impressed: the whole performance was cinematic listening experience.
The booklet says that this was mixed to 4.0 multi-channel. Actually this should be 4.1 because my subwoofer switched on during "'Marche Hongroise".
The voices were distributed thrillingly: the choirs sounds from my surround speakers. It gave feeling that you are sitting between them. In "Soldiers choir" there was a cool effect: students singing sounded from the left surround speaker, soldiers [singing] from the right. Off-stage trumpets sounded also from the surround speakers.

I don't want to write about the performance, it wasn't different. But the new surround sound resurrected these old classics into the full bloom. Highly recommended, definitely.

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Hector Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 H 111