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Biber: Missa Christi Resurgentis - Manze
(6 of 6 found this review helpful)
September 21, 2005
Andrew Manze does it again! This wonderful recording features the first recorded performance of the previously lost Missa Christi Resurgentis. Apparently the piece has lain dormant for the last three hundred years and was only rediscovered recently in a Czech monestary. The piece takes a departure ...
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - René Jacobs
(15 of 16 found this review helpful)
March 24, 2005
I must respectfully beg to differ with the previous reviewer. How can you rate something that you haven't really heard in a realistic environment? Also, how can you rate the artistic merits of a production without citing any specific quibbles or shortcomings of the performance. My wife and I (she's ...
Arvo Pärt: De Profundis - Theatre of Voices/Hillier
(3 of 5 found this review helpful)
October 6, 2004
Huanting sound. Profound expression of faith. Superb recording quality. De Profundis is a beautiful, minimalist, and moving piece of religious music. Pärt gives voice to intense feelings of longing, hope, and faith. The Theatre of Voices under Hillier performs superbly. This recording is ...
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 - Gergiev
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
June 27, 2004
I respectfully disagree with the previous reviewer. I have greatly enjoyed this SACD. Both symphonies are well-recorded. Gergiev extracts strong performances from the brass, strings, and woodwinds . . . Quite a musical hat trick. In particuarly, I am fond of the performance of the 5th very ...