I'll get right to it. Normally I don't like to put up negative reviews mostly because I don't want my single opinion to stop someone from experiencing something they may like. In this case, I have support and agreement from other members of the Classical Music Forum right here on the Amazon discussion boards. So with others having similar experiences as mine, it seems the right thing to go ahead and share this with you.
The main sticking points for me are (1) the tone of the harpsichord and (2) Wilson's indefinite phrasing.
(1) TONE. The tone is harsh and unforgiving. I think this is sometimes characterized as being 'too close', causing distortions, unwanted overtones and clashes. If the recording microphone is too close to the instrument, it can become overloaded with too much signal, causing these negative results. I'm not completely sure this was the cause but I am sure of the result. The resultant tone is hard to listen to for more than a few minutes. The ear...
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