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Appalachian Journey - Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor        (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
  October 24, 2006

Beautiful music, great performances, top notch sound! This is another fantastic stereo only SACD by Sony, with three players that all come from different worlds but get along very well, and wonderful guests in James Taylor and Alison Krauss (her voice is angelic, listen to "Slumber my ... more
Carmen Fantasie - Anne-Sophie Mutter        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  October 24, 2006

This is a very commercial music choice, maybe, and I am sure one of the best selling SACDs here in China. But this performance is fantastic! I don't usually like everything she does, but this is definitely Mutter at her best playing some of the musics I feel suit her best. I love all the titles, ... more
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas & Variations - Wispelwey, Lazic          (5 of 13 found this review helpful)
  September 10, 2006

Well, well ! I seem to be the only one here who does not like Mr Wispelwey ! Actually, his style sounds totally inappropriate to me, especially for Beethoven music. One funny thing is that all the great musicians I know say that he is an oustanding cellist, but I never heard anyone say he was a ... more
Bach: Arias - Angelika Kirchschlager        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  August 16, 2006

I listened to it in stereo only. What a recording ! Pure DSD I believe, this sounds even better than the Carmignola Vivaldi recordings, that are already really great. But this, oh my ! The performance is as good as I can imagine it, and the recording is so close to reality that I would give six ... more
Schubert, Schumann, Debussy - Rostropovich/Britten        (6 of 9 found this review helpful)
  August 15, 2006

Schumann and Debussy are not worth it to me, but just by that disc for the Arpeggione sonata ! This may be Slava Rostropovich's best performance ever, everything is there: the greatest richness of tone you will ever have on a cello, finally being given justice on a good audio format, and the most ... more

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