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Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben - Jansons        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 29, 2008

The 45 minutes I just spent listening to this piece were magic. The recording places you further away than most recordings I've heard, and I didn't appreciate it before. But my system now is so much better than it used to be that I prefer this type of recording now. Because the distance and the ... more
Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Dejan Lazic          (9 of 13 found this review helpful)
  December 14, 2007

Folks, I really don't have time for the bad ones. I always feel that I should write a couple of bad reviews once in a while just to add a little credibility... But I can't help it, these days I put the bad ones in "not recommended" and just jump on my computer when a disc is so good I have to write ... more
MA on SA        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 11, 2007

Good Lord. Not only is Ma on Sa a selection of highly enjoyable, wonderfully played fantastic music; not only does Ma on Sa feature some of the best natural sounding recordings on the Planet Earth; I have to say this sampler is truly addictive. I have many samplers. This is the first sampler where ... more
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte - Kuijken        (13 of 21 found this review helpful)
  July 29, 2007

Oh my... This recording desperately needs a review. When you think that this near-perfection performance was live, it is even more impressive. As we say in French, you'd have to get up early to be able to imagine better. The orchestra and the singers combined are among the finest I've heard in a ... more
Beethoven: Piano Trios - Kempf Trio        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  July 19, 2007

This recording is a revelation. I wasn't aware that we had such a great trio on SACD. I didn't know those players before, because 1998 was my last year in Paris as a musician, and I'm not very aware of the "new" generation (about my age I guess) since then. First of all, these players individually ... more

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