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Awful transferNov. 24 2011
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This is so typical of the american mentality of releasing classical music with consideration only to the glitz and the technical gimmicks, pure marketing, no art. There are quite a few producers who can do it successfully but most of them are dead already. Do not be surprised then that this 2CD realease, with all its DVD options, is offered at 5 dollars (consumers cannot be fooled for long; the market is wise.) Still, this is no bargain. The audio transfer is go glassy and uncomfortable to hear that it becomes virtually unlistenable. The DVD section in the second CD does not work on my system; and the one in the first is also unlistenable. So, what is the use of so much gimmick when the listening is no pleasure? (to answer look at the prices listed!) This item should be totally withdrawn from market and destroyed or recycled as defective. DO NOT BUY! There is a previous release coupled with Mahler's 1st, which is a good listen and proves my point. In sum: it is no wonder this company folded fast and their executives are probably playing baseball now.