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Contrasts, Works for Organ - Vuola        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 28, 2015

I was curious about the 2 "modern" passacaglias on this disk. And, with some meisterwerke of Buxtehude and J.S. Bach thrown in with the deal, how could I resist! Kari Vuola gives fine accounts of the justly famous Preludes of Buxtehude and Bach. His playing is not as intense or flamboyant as some, ... more
Baker: Singer of Songs - Manuel Fischer-Dieskau        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  June 7, 2014

David Baker. Well, that name certainly brings back some happy memories of southern Indiana. I had the privilege of seeing him perform at a small club... "Bear's Place" just off campus in Bloomington during my college days... ... more
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin - Faust      (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 22, 2014

Ok.. I finally gave in and bought a copy of this set. Luckily, I could find one on sale. But now after having listened to this set several times, I think I'd even pay retail. It's that good! And I see no reason to hold back on giving it the full 5 stars. (A rosette would be a matter of personal ... more
Royal Recorder Concertos - Music from the Court of King Frederik IV        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 13, 2013

An illuminating collection from Dacapo of recorder concertos that were likely played at the Danish court in the baroque era.  300 years ago, the countries around the Baltic Sea were involved in the Great Northern War (1700-1721). In addition to that, Copenhagen had to deal with 2 major fires and the ... more
Ginastera: Popol Vuh, Cantata para América Mágica - Asbury        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  June 29, 2013

I was looking for some of NEOS's Maderna SACDs when I came across this one. WOW!! "Popol Vuh", a kind of Mayan "Rite of Spring", shows the influence of Stravinsky, Bartok and Prokofiev... , but Alberto Ginastera has created his own unique & exotic world. It's amazing what sounds he was able to ... more

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