Bernard’s reading is one more of beauty and elegance than purely of tragedy, pathos, or suffering….as thrilling as they come…the music appears neither tragic nor sorrowful, just longing, wistful, meditative…with feelings of contemplation and reflection…The ensemble’s performance is commendably precise, the contrasts in softer and louder passages especially telling in their nuanced delivery…it is fun hearing the music done up in such clear, clean sound and in such a clean, clear interpretation…The sound is fairly transparent, with good depth of field and a realistic stereo spread. Dynamic impact is strong, frequency response wide, and instrument separation lifelike…

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