Notes & Reviews:
Boyce sings the part with studied beauty, as indeed do all the other soloists, and the chorus is in excellent form. Josef Krips sets them some rapid tempi here and there, but the result is lively and interesting ... plenty of orchestral detail even in the loud choruses ... Norma Procter's singing is always beautiful.
International Record Review
Krips does not neglect variety in the directing of his forces...Boyce sings and responds with imagination and intelligence...Like the other soloists, he knows how to enunciate clearly without prissy overstressing...[Maran] possesses a forthright voice, sometimes a bit hard-edged, which he uses with understanding...The recording, originally in glorious mono, is clearer than on some choral discs from recent times.
Ten recordings of classical masterpieces, ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov to Sibelius, performed under the baton of Ernest Ansermet and more, rereleased at an affordable price.
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