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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 - Gergiev        (11 of 11 found this review helpful)
  Review by akiralx June 7, 2005

I debated for quite a while over whether or not to buy this SACD, as Iím not a great fan of Gergiev Ė nor is the Pathetique one of my favourite Tchaikovsky symphonies (I prefer the Fifth and First). However Iím glad I did, as this is really an excellent live performance, given a very fine recording, ... more
Akiko Suwanai - Poeme          (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by mwagner1962 June 6, 2005

Before the other night I had never heard of Akiko Suwanai, and after a few days of listening, I am glad I HAVE heard of her!!! I have heard some of these pieces played live before, usually at pops concerts...and usually played with a lack of anything resembling a sense of care or feeling... I do ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Ozawa          (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by mwagner1962 June 6, 2005

I do not understand why people are dissing this SACD. I bought this with high hopes in adding another SACD of a Bruckner symphony, since I already have the Harnoncourt 5 & 9... I too listened to this first in my car, and it sounded better than I expected. Well, it went home and into the SACD player ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Temirkanov          (13 of 14 found this review helpful)
  Review by mwagner1962 June 6, 2005

Okay here goes.... This is my 13th recording of Mahler's 5th..my 4th on SACD. And no, I will not compare this new recording with every other recording I own in this particular forum ;) My comments on this recording will be based on recent hearings, impressions, memories, etc of my many recordings ... more
Simon Shaheen, V. M. Bhatt: Saltanah        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by mwagner1962 June 6, 2005

This is my second WaterLily Acoustics SACD (the first is the Mahler #5 which is actually available). I will say that I have absolutely no other recording to use as a comparison, so here goes. As an avid fan of world music, I am interested in any sort of music from Africa, Asia, India, Arabic, ... more

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