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  George Flanagin
  As of now, I have about 400 SACDs out of 2500 total CDs. My overall collection is about 80% "classical" and 20% jazz.
  Richmond, Virginia, USA
  Reference System:
- K Kawai GS50 (6 foot 9 inch) grand piano, w/ operator

Downstairs, in the listening room (updated Feb 2010)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Zinman        (15 of 16 found this review helpful)
  August 6, 2011

ADHD Summary: Of the Zinman series, this is the closest to finding its way to the absolute top of the pack in both sound and performance. This is only my second 5/5 review for sound/performance. Admittedly, I have fewer examples (6) of this Mahler symphony than I do of the ten others , but Zinman's ... more
A Cappella Works by Copland, Duruflé, Vaughan Williams etc. - Mackenzie          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  July 2, 2011

ADHD Summary:  Glorious in every way. Good music, well sung, fine recording, ridiculously cheap price. But you probably want some justification for this endorsement, which is why I have written the review. Back story:  I canvassed the database for recordings that I own, have no reviews ... more
Wolf: Italian Songbook - Christoph Prégardien, Julia Kleiter        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 3, 2011

ADHD Summary: Different from the alternatives for the /Italian Songbook/. A must for fans of Wolf, and a surprise to find this less recorded work recorded and performed so well. Prégardien is now at the top of his game, and his game is good. Kleiter has a bright future ahead.  Preface: This is ... more
  March 30, 2011

ADHD Summary:  This disc is /not/ a collection of musical fluff, but it /is/ a recital of unusual disc mates. Excellent but reverberant recording. Well worth buying for the Walton piece alone, which is a joy to discover. Background: During the writing of the review of the Tokyo String Quartet's ... more
  March 13, 2011

ADHD summary: Whether your first set or your fifth, these fine performances are ones that speak to an emotional intimacy with Beethoven's late period, and I have listened to each one repeatedly and joyously for the past week and a half. The sound is good, but a bit variable, in part because of ... more

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Discussion: Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135, Walton: Sonata for Strings - Amsterdam Sinfonietta
April 6, 2011
My pleasure, Seth. One of the good things about writing the occasional review is that I get to sift through my discs and find a few that have not yet been talked about on our site. The Walton piece is boss. I hope you enjoy it. ... more
Discussion: Mendelssohn: Complete String Symphonies - Markiz
April 2, 2010
On that subject, I have a couple of Audite recordings with ~150 minutes on the SACD layer, although they seem to be demonstrating their remastering process rather than providing us with extra music. > I want to be sure no one thinks I was supporting the following statement, which although taken from the article cited above, equivalent statements ... more
Discussion: Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica - Reiner
August 23, 2009
Stanbury said: > -g-> Why should I care? I see no relationship whatever between the number of channels used to /make/ any recording, and my listening to it, at home, on my system. It's not like I am going to listen on my three channel headphones with all three ears. I'm sure I have listened to many recordings made with "16 or more" channels, and ... more
Discussion: Bach: The Six Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo - Lara St. John
July 4, 2008
That's Colonel Kurtz, to you. ... more
Discussion: Solo - Yo-Yo Ma
April 17, 2007
And it is unfortunate that many fans of legit music feel this way. Among my friends who are /not/ fans of legit music, Ma is the one active performer that each can name. I suspect the collective reaction among legit music fans is related to a growing awareness of the options. I have nine complete sets of the Bach Suites. It certainly is not true ... more