“This is an intensely dramatic, detailed Asrael, alive to the sudden changes of emotional character throughout...Terry accomplished a great deal with his two-microphone technique … [N]othing can dilute the power of the performance. Even if it had not been captured half as well, it would still be worth hearing. As it is, we can only be glad the engineering side of matters was in such capable hands … The performance is incandescent”
“[Waldhans] takes an impressively dramatic and serious approach to Asrael that certainly makes this a very tempting alternative”
“Let’s say straight off that it’s a splendid, often thrilling performance. The bright sound of the hall, allied to the excellent recorded set-up by engineer Geoffrey Terry, has ensured that certain moments register as seldom if ever before...This latest entrant takes a worthy and high place in the pantheon of recordings of this masterwork”
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