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  Site review by Adrian Cue Yesterday 11:41 pm

The main characters are: Bernard Crusell: Talented composer of Finish/Swedish descent; Eric Hoeprich: one of the world's leading exponents of the historical clarinet, founding member of the Orchestra of the 18th century, teaches at the Paris Conservatoire, Indiana University’s Early Music ... more
  Site review by Adrian Cue Yesterday 11:39 pm

Whoever buys this disk without paying attention to the small print may be in for a deception for not getting ‘the real thing’. This is, indeed, not Bach’s St. Matthew, but Mendelssohn’s adaptation of it. Scholars may start a chicken and egg quarrel over who gets the honour of reviving 18th century ... more
Tiny Island        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Rickko Yesterday 02:02 pm

Tiny Island is an all acoustic set, as per the liner notes, recorded in Sweden within a 13th century stone Church on one microphone. Well, the acoustics of this church were indeed very special as you listen to these all instrumental recordings played by a group of highly skilled Swedish musicians ... more
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker - Jarvi        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas Yesterday 11:46 am

Unforgettable melodies, the colorful score, exciting story and masterful orchestration - I guess that Piotr Tchaikovsky's (1840-1894) "The Nutcracker", Op. 71 success based on those things. Today it is the one of the greatest ballets ever, and very popular piece on opera houses and concert halls. ... more
Fagerlund: Violin concerto, Ignite - Kuusisto, Lintu        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by wehecht July 28, 2015

Since none of our more musically knowledgeable folks has submitted a review of this outstanding disc I'll take the bit between my teeth and try not to embarrass myself or Mr. Fagerlund. In order to set the stage for my own comments and because I lack the musicological language necessary to describe ... more

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