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Bach: Goldberg Variations - Perahia      (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 3, 2007

I don't think we praise enough, or at all, the outstanding quality of the Sony recordings. Even in the digital PCM recording era, I often realise how good many of the Sony recordings were. This recording is still PCM, but sounds a lot better on SACD than RBCD anyway, and also far better than a few ... more
Bach: Orchestral Suites - Pearlman          (6 of 11 found this review helpful)
  December 24, 2006

I'm sorry to have to disagree with everything said above, but this recording is a third rate performance. No serious baroque specialist could possibly appreciate it, these people have the only merits to play well as an ensemble, basically in tune, and technically corrrect on baroque ... more
Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra - Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  December 24, 2006

It's a strange feeling to be the first to write a review for a recording, I feel honoured and yet in this case I would hope more people knew about it. This was one of my very first SACDs, and also one of the very few that really convinced me of the outstanding quality of SACD. For the performance, ... more
Bach: Cantatas Vol. 28 - Suzuki        (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
  December 3, 2006

If I try to be objective, I might have to admit that they did a great and serious job here. High level playing. But I still get bored. Trying to figure out why, it didn't take me long to notice that you basically could turn on your metronome throughout the performance and they would still play with ... more
Fauré: Requiem - Herreweghe        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  December 3, 2006

This is another of those recordings I listen to and can't help but thinking, this is the way this piece should be played! Maybe no one has the right to say that, but when a artist can give me that feeling I usually give five stars. Listening to most of the recordings of musics I know, there always ... more

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