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Discussion: Bach: St. Matthew Passion - Butt
April 12, 2009
Some while ago I purchased the Linn St.Matthew Passion, having been very impressed by their earlier "Messiah". I've sat down to listen to it a few times now, but never get more than about half way through the first of the three disks. I just fine the sound extremely fatigueing.....not what I was expecting, but I'm afraid that's how it is. My own ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Fischer
April 8, 2009
Jared.....your responses to my remarks about the Palace of Arts concert hall brought a smile to my face! I have a personal interest in concert halls being an architect myself. I made a special study of concert hall acoustics when I was at university, so I'm always fascinated to see what happens when a new hall is built. The seating capacity at the ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Fischer
April 5, 2009
Thanks for all your responses, and sorry about the confusion....I guess I shouldn't have been discussing Mahler 6 on a forum about Mahler 4! Yes...the Gutman review I referred to was of Mahler 6 (December 2005). Just to correct my comment, he was actually referring to the finale when he said that "it lacks the weight and import of big-name rivals" ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Fischer
April 3, 2009
I just found this website after doing a Google search on Mahler 6/Fischer/SACD. The reason? I just yesterday received my order from for the Mahler Symphony 6 on Channel Classics, and was disappointed to discover that I was sent the regular CD version (ie. not the hybrid SACD). I had previously purchased the Channel Classics Symphony 2, ... more