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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Kubelik        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 10, 2007

The “garishly divine” Eighth Symphony is the oddest beast of Mahler’s, by far. Not because it is difficult to come to terms with (although it can be that, too – though I think the Third and Seventh, in particular, raise more questions) or difficult to enjoy. In fact, given the right amount of ... more
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin - Uchida/Steinberg          (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  October 10, 2007

Although I have mentioned this recording at about every opportunity I have had, I never actually wrote a review for it. Shocking. I don't think this Mozart disc was related in any way to the Mozart hoopla of his 250th birthday, but it emerged as the Mozart recording of 2005/2006, anyway. Is it ... more
Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil - Paul Hillier          (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 10, 2007

In short: This is a magnificently enchanting recording (no pun intended) of the Vespers that immediately draws the listener in. The detailed and beautiful singing as well as the style in which Rachmaninov composed his Vespers remind of Russian music from before his time - with plenty of Orthodox ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Nagano        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 10, 2007

Kent Nagano's latest Mahler recording is now available in the U.S. and should bring the warm rain of Mahler-8 (re-)issues to a halt until Michael Tilson Thomas finishes his cycle with the garishly divine Symphony of a Thousand. Prior to Nagano, Sir Simon Rattle's recording with the City of ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 - Abbado        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  October 10, 2007

Executive Summary: Those who find Zander's Sixth too willful probably take better to a generally gentler approach to the Sixth. They should be sent to Boulez first, but if they still like more beauty and serenity, they will want to explore the category of recordings by Abbado, Jansons and Ivan ... more

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