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Quincy Jones: Ultimate Collection        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  October 20, 2004

At the time of each of the original releases, I remember thinking these were well crafted and elegantly produced pop records. Listening now, most of these tracks seem almost quaint given how music has changed. The chorus parts in some tracks are frequently out of tune, challenging any desire for ... more
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe - Munch        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  October 13, 2004

Recorded in stereo on January 23 & 24, 1955 in Symphony Hall, the great Charles Munch, leading the superb Boston Symphony and New England Conservatory and Alumni Choruses (Robert Shaw, director), gave us what continues to be the most completely realized performance the score may ever have. With the ... more
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Debussy: La Mer - Munch        (10 of 12 found this review helpful)
  October 13, 2004

It is a thrill to have the Saint-Saens performance on SACD in its original three-channel, unsurpassed performance glory. It is, for someone who has lived with this recording from the first vinyl release, a thrill beyond words to have it now in Super Audio. I recently heard this piece for during the ... more
  July 5, 2004

This is a beautiful sounding recording, with fine performances of Monteverdi, Della Ciaia, Carissimi and other gems of the early Baroque from the Netherlands Bach Society under the direction of Jos van Veldhoven. In my ears, Channel Classics continues to deliver the most consistantly excellent ... more
Ravel: Orchestral Works - Paavo Järvi          (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 5, 2004

A generally good effort from Mr. Jarvi and his marvelous orchestra, while not particularly distinguished against the recordings of Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or Jean Martinon and the Chicago Symphony. There is no selection on this disc that has not been brought to greater life ... more

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