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Bill Evans Trio: Moonbeams        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2012

This is a terrific record, though it's kind of incredible how out of tune the piano is. This is really the only flaw, as the trio kills it on the performance, the compositions are top-notch, and the sound quality is delicious. The analog transfer is very good, tape hiss is almost never noticeable ... more
Debussy: Nocturnes, La Mer, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Järvi          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  April 2, 2012

Paavo Järviís interpretation of La Mer differs quite radically from the others I've heard. His use of rubato to shape phrases is far more reserved than the others, and he often enters sections where the tempo is incredibly slow, allowing the music to gradually build and decay over relatively long ... more
Debussy: La Mer - Nézet-Séguin        (6 of 9 found this review helpful)
  April 2, 2012

This is simply the best recording of Debussy's "La Mer" available on SACD. The 36-year-old French Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has taken the world of orchestral classical music by storm. Nézet-Séguin originally conducted opera and orchestral music exclusively in Montreal, but has ... more
Piazzolla: Orchestral Works - Castagna        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  April 2, 2012

This is among my favorite discs in my collection. First, the performances are all fantastic, with the Tangazo especially oozing the sexiness that the Tango is famous for. Sonics are first rate, and I must correct SimonTJU's review: The back cover clearly states that this is a 24/96 recording. ... more

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