Reviews - ct
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 ...
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations - Wispelwey, Fischer
(7 of 10 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...