Sir John Barbirolli - The Great EMI Recordings (10CD Box Set) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 3,21 Gb | 12:27:59 | Covers (front+back)
Classical | Label: EMI - 4 57767 2
From the very start one can feel the almost transcendental rapport between the young soloist, barely turned twenty, and the aging maestro. One can dip into the recording at almost any point and feel the magic… There is an inevitability about the whole performance that is not easy to analyse or rather, as with most great works of art, analysis often tends to obscure instead of clarify wherein the greatness lies. Why is Mona Lisa such an undisputed masterpiece? Both the painting and this recording go directly to the heart… And that is exactly what Janet Baker’s singing of Sea Pictures also does… It is so magically performed here… Behind and above…Janet Baker looms Sir John’s spirit, loving and sensitive.