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Giuliani: Guitar Concertos - Edoardo Catemario        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 30, 2009

Based on the first review of this disc I ordered it out of curiosity. Now I have listened to it twice, I felt an additional voice of approval was appropriate. I found it exciting; vibrant; and one of the finest classical guitar recordings in my collection, equal to the Rodrigo works. The fact ... more
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations - Wispelwey, Fischer          (8 of 12 found this review helpful)
  November 13, 2007

This is a recording from a concert in in Budapest, December 2006. We are most fortunate that Wispelwey, Fischer, and Channel Classics continue to produce such fine SACD recordings at a time when others seem to be reverting to inferior recording methods. The performance and recording are both first ... more
Saint-Saëns: Africa - Simon        (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  August 2, 2007

Another nice surprise. Many new Saint-Saens pieces with which I was not familiar including the delightful Africa-Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra. Castor's review is quite on point. The performances were perfect; first rate, and I found the recording also well done. I strongly recommend this for ... more
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, The Wild Dove, The Noon Witch - Kreizberg          (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  July 16, 2007

Castor's thorough review caught my attention, hence I purchased this superb disc. Amidst all the talk of the demise of multichannel hi rez music it is a delight to find that such elegant, vibrant, thoughtful releases are still being issued. What immediately caught my ear was the full, precise sound ... more
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Vedernikov          (8 of 13 found this review helpful)
  December 21, 2006

Christmas came early today when I received this from jpc. I suspect this is the Nutcracker Ballet by which all others will be judged - past and future. It comes from the Boshoi Theatre orchestra, and chorus, and has that element of "the source" which is beyond question. Performed with such ... more

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Stereophile "Recording of the Month" (December)
December 13, 2008
Kal: You column was the only thing I enjoyed in Stereophile in the two years I subscribed to it. I also voted last month. I did not renew my subscription. I vote by putting my money where my interest lies. And I purchase a lot of multichannel hi rez albums. You can tell JA his magazine wasn't worth the $18 subscription fee. He can live in the past; ... more
Discussion: July 6th, Live at Birdland New York - The Great Jazz Trio, Hank Jones
January 6, 2008
I think you were lucky. I tried Amazon and got the "preorder" screen - and no less expensive discs listed. As for other reviews, Robt C. Lang has touted this at audioasylum, and barb has one today at I have the Chesky Hank Jones album, which is excellent and priced reasonably. ... more
Discussion: July 6th, Live at Birdland New York - The Great Jazz Trio, Hank Jones
January 6, 2008
I keep finding wonderful reviews of this disc. Is is possible to buy it for other than $54? The highest price I have ever seen for any disc - and seems to be absolutely ridiculous. ... more
December 9, 2007
In reviewing the wonderful Pentatone Nutcracker release, last year, I note almost all of us are yearning for the same treatment - release- of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Any chance of this? ... more
Is Tacet giving up on SACD?
November 15, 2007
As an early DVD-A purchaser, and later SACD when the multichannel players came out, I early on purchased almost everything in both formats I could find, in stores, and on line. I have all the Tacet releases - and found them uniformly the best available in recording, and in quality performances. Their chamber music recordings especially. They make ... more