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Schulhoff: Chamber Music Vol. 4 - Prazak Quartet/Kocian Quartet          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Oscar June 12, 2005

Another winner from Praga. Superb performances for superb music. Schulhoff excells in these chamber pieces. The music is quite intimate in inspiration, but very colourfull in rythm and timbres. Excellent sound and spatianl definition.
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 11, Cypresses - Prazak Quartet          (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  Review by Oscar June 12, 2005

Chamber music also benefits from the SACD remasterings. Praga is a label that is releasing many very interesting and high quality discs. Not only sonically, but artistically as well. Quartets are complex pieces to play and record: first, of course is the question of interpretation, and then the ... more
Mozart: Piano Sonatas - Brendel          (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by joserfg June 10, 2005

After only 20 seconds, I was so amazed with the sound of this recording in multichannel that I switched to stereo. The difference was so big that it is difficult to believe considering it is a piano solo recording (and it did not seem only a matter of volume). Usually, the difference between stereo ... more
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88, 99 - Sir Colin Davis        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by brenda June 10, 2005

I endorse all of Castor's comments. The Haydn performances are warm and affectionate in the "best" sixties style and the sound in both stereo and m/c is excellent. However, the Beethoven is a very old fashioned performance, in which Davis gives us a ready-made full-blown romantic composer. There is ... more
  Site review by Castor June 10, 2005

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