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Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances - Jansons
(7 of 9 found this review helpful)
August 22, 2007
A common occurrence is to purchase a recording for a main piece, but after listening to it you end up loving some « filler » music much more than the music that made you buy it in the first place. This is what happened to me here, I bought this recording for the Stravinsky which if find great ...
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito - Jacobs
(6 of 6 found this review helpful)
July 8, 2007
I bought this SACD first because I was curious at the multi-channel aspect of the recording such as the spatial relationship between singer and orchestra. I believed that this was one of Mozartís earlier opera. In reading the instructive booklet I realized that this (relatively) unknown work was in ...
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 - Rajski
(5 of 7 found this review helpful)
August 12, 2006
In connection with this review, before writing I discussed this recording (through e-mail) with audiophile friend Terence, So I will not repeat what he already wrote, and I agree with everything he says. He also credits me with introducing him to TACET recording so I am glad to have created another ...
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 - Bélanger , Nézet-Séguin
(5 of 6 found this review helpful)
June 3, 2006
First I would like to say that I discussed this recording (though e-mails) with Terence and that I agree with him on everything. My reaction to the same issues was more visceral, in particular the weakness of the organ (compare to what I would like) in the finale makes me dislike the whole ...
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste etc. - Mackerras
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
April 16, 2006
The sound take is a bit too close, but it is not horribly dry. The image of the orchestra still has depth and strings woodwinds and brass groups each have clearly delineated space from front to back. But because of a (too?) modest use of the surrounds the image does not really extend in front of the ...