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Billy Joel: The Stranger        (2 of 40 found this review helpful)
  June 25, 2012

Why bother with this two channel disc, when the original Sony/CBS issue was MCH and in surround?
Ravel, Debussy, Massenet - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet        (2 of 12 found this review helpful)
  May 12, 2011

OOM-PAH-PAH, OOM-PAH-PAH... This is disc contains the most prosaic and pedestrian performance of the middle movement of the Ravel Concerto in G that I have ever heard. Bavouzet and Tortelier sound like they are in such a hurry they completely miss the point of the most beautiful, lyrical melody ... more
Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual      (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 12, 2011

Great performances, but TERRIBLE, compressed sonics... DO NOT BUY SECOND HAND... Not worth the money... It is bad on RBCD and TERRIBLE on SACD...
Mozart: Gran Partita - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 6, 2011

Excellent performance by a brilliant Dutch wind ensemble of one of the great masterpieces of wind-band music. The audience finally makes its presence known by their applause at the end, and it is very well deserved. This is a phenomenal disc. BRAVO!!! I won't write more, as the previous reviews ... more
Ives/Brandt, Copland - Michael Tilson Thomas        (10 of 13 found this review helpful)
  February 14, 2011

This is excellent! The Ives/Brandt is as craggy as the Concord Sonata in its piano version, but the orchestral color makes it less severe. The recording quality is first-class. For an excellent version of Concord on piano, check out Aimard or Hamelin on RBCD. The Copland Organ Symphony is quite ... more

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