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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 - Kertesz        (11 of 17 found this review helpful)
  March 13, 2009

If there is any recording that I would spend extra for, this is probably it. I know the $60 price tag leaves many gasping in horror. Is this what we've come to? $60 for something that is a little over $30 in Japan? Well it is worth it! I might go out of my way to pay the same if Esoteric finally ... more
  October 16, 2005

Oh my God! Wow!!! Are you ready to be terrorized by a March that literally makes you feel as if you ARE the person being marched to the scaffold or a Witch's Sabbath that makes you feel as if Witches are right there harassing you? For the longest time I merely listened to the Symphonie Fantastique ... more
  August 31, 2005

I have been waiting for this recording for months to come out on MFSL. I ordered it through Amazon and it kept being put on backorder until finally in August it came out. Finally! As for the recording. I have listened to it a couple of times now and, while not up there with the best of the really ... more
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade - Reiner        (14 of 16 found this review helpful)
  February 7, 2005

I have been waiting for this recording to grace the SACD format since the inception of the Living Stereo recordings and I am in no way disappointed in the recording or the performance. It is a three channel recording and as such we get a wonderfully full and detailed account of one of classical ... more
  November 3, 2004

After listening to this about 5 times, I feel I can now give my thoughts on the matter. It is generally accepted that whenever a conductor comes to a work they have some idea how they want to conduct it. I'm sure Jarvi came to the Tchaikovsky 6 with some previous conceptions on how to proceed. I'm ... more

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