I just got the double vinyl version and listened to it a couple of times, nothing wrong with the music, but to my ears the sound is bad! By far too dry and without any room acoustics/echo that one usually finds with classical instruments. What's worse, every time there are louder passages I am forced to turn down the volume to a minimum. What went wrong? Is this too what we usually define as compression, this time applied to a simphony orchestra? Could JA or someone else at Stereophile test the compression level on this record please?
By the way, sonically the 24bit/48kHz free download is even worse..
Sorry PG, your reputation this time suffers, to my ears your new album is very disappointing.
Comments from others would be welcome.