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Haydn: The Seasons - Jacobs        (8 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by beardawgs February 21, 2005

After few early disappointments from Harmonia Mundi and their deliberate use of Multichannel logo for stereo recordings put through some sort of sound processing, I’m gaining more and more confidence in the label’s MC SACDs. This recording is made in co production with the Innsbruck Festival, where ... more
Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos - Heifetz/Munch        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by hanser February 21, 2005

Hearing all that praise for the RCA series I ordered the Heifetz disc with Beethoven and Mendelssohn and was bitterly disappointed, sonically as well as by the interpretation (at least Heifetz´ take on Beethoven; the Mendelssohn is played OK). They ARE 50 year old recordings and you hear it and ... more
Jean-Jacques Avenel: Waraba          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by csuzor February 21, 2005

Quite an exotic mix of almost-improvised "melodies" using African instruments, Bala (hardwood xylophone played rubber-coated sticks), Ngoni (flute with boat-shaped wood box played with the fingers), Kora (harp-flute with 2 parallel string sets attached to cowskin board). Played at realistic ... more
Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello - Janos Starker        (5 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by FivePointOne February 20, 2005

This 2-CD set is wonderful. Starker's playing is great, and the 3-channel sound quality is very nice. I'd highly recommend this.
Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Bychkov        (9 of 12 found this review helpful)
  Review by audio-grubi February 20, 2005

The present reception by balance engineer Christoph Gronarz and digital editor Walter Platte of the WDR (West German broadcasting, Cologne) possesses a full and pleasantly “warm” sound with simultaneously good three-dimensional illustration of the recording room (Cologne philharmonic). In the ... more

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