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  Max Paley
  SF Bay Area
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Esoteric to release Solti's Ring on Dec. 21st, 2009
January 18, 2010
My copy came a few days ago and I've spot-listened to the various operas. I agree with what feinstei had to say above in terms of the clarity of focus and soundstage as well as the slight lack of warmth compared with the LP (I have the original UK LP versions, but for comparison I used the first release of the Decca "full box set" of the "Ring" - ... more
Discussion: Brahms: Symphony No. 4 - Kleiber
January 18, 2010
I found that the Esoteric SACD transfer of this Kleiber Brahms 4th (I'm one of those who is a great fan of the performance itself) is considerably "softened" in timbre compared with previous CD issues. It's almost like listening to a different performance; I had gotten used to the harshness of the string tone and overall glare as part of the ... more
Esoteric to release Solti's Ring on Dec. 21st, 2009
December 21, 2009
I'm thrilled that Esoteric is doing this. So far, their releases seem to be stereo only; it would be great if they (or someone) would be able to access and reissue the quadrophonic tapes of the Solti "Tannhäuser." Christopher Raeburn said on several occasions that these tapes (never issued as such on LP as Decca, rightly, felt there was no ... more
LSO stops making MC SACD?
December 21, 2009
I've been waiting for an SACD issue of the Sibelius 5/6 under Davis. This seemed to be the only one of the Sibelius series not issued in SACD, although so far the boxed set of all of them seems to be RBCD only. I'd also re-buy the Berlioz "Trojans" and Britten "Peter Grimes" if those appeared on SACD. ... more