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Schubert: Complete overtures - Benda      (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  April 28, 2014

For a mere £10 (or your local equivalent) you get two hours of Schubert in hi-res stereo and surround. At that price it was worth a gamble, and for me, it's mostly paid off. The overtures are in chronological order, starting with some early theatrical and concert overtures written during the ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - Zander        (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  April 20, 2014

We are exposed to many recordings of Mahler 2 with diverse approaches to telling the story, and it is difficult to find one which satisfies in all respects. Furthermore, it is a piece in which live performance can be spectacular and moving - difficult to achieve in a recording, even with the highest ... more
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Symphony No. 1 - de Waart        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 4, 2014

I have listened to this recording several times in multichannel. It is beautifully recorded, and up there with some of the best SA-CD sound I have heard - there is pinpoint accuracy across the whole frequency range and in my mind a perfect balance between soloist, orchestra and chorus, helped by a ... more

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