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Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 - van Zweden
(4 of 16 found this review helpful)
August 16, 2015
Outstanding in every way. There is nothing else to say. One occasion when less is more. The light shone then I understood.
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 - Gilbert
(11 of 17 found this review helpful)
October 22, 2012
Well, time to lay a few ghosts to rest. There are no noises off to distract during these performances. After all the nonsense early on in this thread it was with a sense of trepidation that we settled down to spin this disc for the first time. The nervous tension that accompanied the performance ...
Adams: Harmonielehre, Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Michael Tilson Thomas
(6 of 11 found this review helpful)
April 1, 2012
Sometimes more is less. The more one searches for words to describe this disc the less adequately they seem able to convey it's sheer dynamic intensity, vitality and sensory shock. "Shock and Awe" about sums it up for this listener. It seems to me that this is a benchmark recording in every ...
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Marche Slave - Pletnev
(11 of 15 found this review helpful)
March 6, 2012
There is something quite magical about DZZ Studio No 5 in Moscow. It's not that it has a particularly spectacular acoustic but instruments sound totally accurate and natural in that environment. Obviously some pretty impressive sound engineering has been deployed over the years to achieve ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 - Honeck
(11 of 12 found this review helpful)
November 18, 2011
With the benefit of DSD recording Exton have not always delivered the goods in recording quality, often delighting their fans but all too frequently disappointing more impartial listeners. Very much the curate's egg. With this new Mahler recording they have come up trumps with a recording of rare ...