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Foss: The Prairie - Andrew Clark
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
February 9, 2014
This wonderful recording was made in Mechanic's Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2007 and released in 2008. It is a 53-minute classical choral work and is presented in a nice cardboard three-fold package with 26 pages of notes and the libretto. The music is generally tonal, for orchestra, chorus, ...
Daniel Roth plays the Cavaillé-Coll at Saint-Ouen in Rouen, France
(2 of 3 found this review helpful)
August 5, 2013
This is an album of great things. It features the great Daniel Roth playing great French 20th century compositions on the great Cavaillé-Coll organ in the great church of Saint-Ouen in Rouen, France. Listening to this album in surround sound makes it abundantly clear that the organ and the acoustic ...
Kronos plays Holmgreen
(5 of 5 found this review helpful)
January 15, 2013
This album should be a must-have for all fans of the Kronos Quartet. This is their only album on SACD, and the medium (especially in surround sound) adds a particularly exciting feel to their music. In this incarnation the quartet consists of David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank ...
Bolcom, Foss, Gandolfi, Golijov - Boston Symphony Chamber Players
(5 of 7 found this review helpful)
July 14, 2012
This is a great SACD: superb playing, fine recording quality, and a wonderful selection of music. About the music: it is all 20th-century American compositions, from four composers with close ties to the BSO. Windsurfer comments that "one has to develop an ear for this sort of thing", but don't be ...
Jen Chapin: Revisions - The Songs of Stevie Wonder
June 16, 2011
This is an album of songs mostly by Stevie Wonder, sung by Jen Chapin, with Stephan Crump on bass (plucked and bowed) and Chris Cheek on saxophones. The style is spare contemplative acoustic jazz (with some subtle electronic embellishments); being only a trio, the musicians are highly exposed. It is ...