on March 1, 2012
I agree with everyone leaving reviews...totally worth it. I have been listening to classical music all my life and this collection is absolutely the best compilation of masterpieces for someone motivated by powerful and dramatic sound. I found 57/99 of the songs best reflect the title "Dark". Here are my choice songs by song number:
Rated 5 Star
Rated 4 Star
My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is 17. Unfortunately, you will only be able to hear a sample of the song but I wish you could the whole song because it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end! One last thing...Amazon doesn't seem to publish the bit-rate but when I bought the album and downloaded my songs, I used a popular license-free player that shows real-time bit-rate during playback and the playback bit-rate seems to be variable at around 190-256kbps. I played this album on professional audio equipment and at high volume there is little-to-no "hiss" from the compression; so, the encoding produced more than adequate sound quality.
I hope my succinct review helps motivate your decision.