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Mozart: Don Giovanni - Jacobs        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  May 10, 2009

This is, to sum up, an inetresting and convincing new reading of Don Giovanni and an example of how an opera recording should be engineered. René Jacobs, ex-countertenor and very successful baroque and classical "HIP"-conductor finally kills all the over-romanticized Don-Giovanni-clishees and gives ... more
Beethoven/Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos - Mullova/Gardiner          (6 of 10 found this review helpful)
  September 21, 2008

Victoria Mullova seems to be a very unusual violin player, because she doesn't follows common paths and is rediscovering many pieces of the main violin repertoire new. So, according to her website, she plans to perform the Brahms violin concerto for the first time on gut strings. So, this disc is ... more
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Savall        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  September 19, 2008

This is surely one of the most fascinating and satisfying recordings since the inverntion of digital recording. Everyone who will listen to it will know that my words are true! First of all, one must say that the recorded work itself is a true precious. Monteverdi´s Vespers are truly magnifient and ... more
Marais: Suite d'un Goût Etranger - Savall        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  July 20, 2007

This SACD-Set is grandious. Jordi Savall and friends give us such pleasure that I cannot imagine a better recorded album. The reason for the extremly touching result of the SACD is first of all the music: The genius of Marin Marais' gamba music lies in his omnipresent, but not too aparent ... more
Lully: L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil - Le Concert des Nations/Savall        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 20, 2007

C'est une disque magnifique d'un compositeur magnifique! Jordi Savall and his top-line period musicians give us an excellent performance of these splendid orchestra pieces. In every piece there is something special, e.g. in the "Bourgeois Gentilhomme" Canarie the rocky violin solo, played by ... more

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