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Bach, C.P.E.: Oboe Concertos & Sonatas - Alexei Utkin          (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  November 8, 2006

I am really impressed with the attention to detail in this (and every) Caro Mitis release I have heard so far. This is a must have disc for anyone who understands the genius of CPE Bach. The recording quality is as good as it gets...(Thanks Polyhymnia..!!) No one dropped the ball here - I have ... more
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios - Fischer, Gilad, Müller-Schott          (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  October 17, 2006

This disc is a stellar performance from start to finish. Added to that, it is beautifully recorded. I am always more interest in a great performance that exhibits great dynamics without sacrificing the overall energy, no disappointments here either. The sound is really quite natural, I have my hat ... more
Debussy: Nocturnes, La Mer, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Järvi          (10 of 12 found this review helpful)
  June 6, 2005

This is run-of-the-mill at best....Viktor's review is a bit harsh - but also fairly acurate - I do agree - I've heard much better...I'd personal like to get my hands on a Haitink conducted SACD of these Debussy gems...Bottom line with this SACD - lack-luster performance with good sonics (but then ... more
Concerto Köln - The Mozart Album        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 26, 2005

Yet another must have SACD...This is a great example how to put together a spectacular SACD – The performance, the engineering (realizing the super wide dynamic range of DSD they set the peak output level slight lower than your standard disc…this enables you to have more control of the output to ... more
Alice in Chains: Greatest Hits      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 9, 2005

This is the "Worst Ever" SACD...Un-listenable...I really like the band, these are great songs that have been totally screwed up - so very poorly done..!!! Yes - like the other reviewer mentioned - stick to your old CD's and run from this one..If only they just did this in a standard stereo setup - ... more

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