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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 - Colin Davis          (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by audio-grubi February 5, 2005

What's going on with this recording? I've tested TWO discs(!) of it and with TWO SACD-systems(!) and there's always the same terrible, scratching noise from the tweeter of the right surround channel. It's only in the multichannel track of this disc. So it isn't a problem of the player. I've never ... more
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on the Bare Mountain - Kuchar        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by ritournel February 4, 2005

I am a bit dissapointed by this one. In comparison to the excellent Dutoit/Montreal S.O. regular CD (although on that record the brass sound typically "american" what is somehow strange for russian music, but I like it), this SACD recording is definitely not a first choice. I am missing lots of ... more
  Review by eesau February 4, 2005

Great recording with excellent sonic performance in 5.1 multi-channel audio. Music is performed with excellent skills and emotional interperetation. To be highly recommended. I did not know that we have this kind of multi-channel recording expertise in Finland. Listen to the sound of oboe at the ... more
  Review by lenw February 2, 2005

I disagree with the previous reviewer. IMO this disk has very good imaging, resolution, and dynamics. The band is made up of Eden Atwood:vocals, Bill Cunliffe:piano & arrangements, Darek Oles:base, Joe LaBarbera:drums, Anthony Wilson:guitar, Pete Christlieb:tenor sax & flute, Soctt ... more
Schubert & Dvorak: Quartets (arr. strings) - RPO/Rosekrans          (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by lenw February 2, 2005

This is actually a glorius musical recording with excellent hall ambience and a great deal of dynamic range. The listening experience is only slightly hampered by some background noise on this SACD. A close friend from England familiar with the very old building in which this was recorded feels it's ... more

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