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Silk Road Journeys: Where Strangers Meet - Silk Road Ensemble        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by Dinko November 29, 2004

Classical fans beware: this title at times attacks you sonically from all sides. Forget surround sound used to provide hall ambience, this title easily convinces that surrounds were invented to be used aggressively. If Yo-Yo Ma's cello is mostly placed in the front with surrounds providing hall ... more
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 - Rostropovich          (8 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by Chris November 29, 2004

Wow!!!This recording of Schostakovich's elegic and brutal and awesome 11th Symphony is another stunning example of high-res DSD technology at its very best! I could cheat and do what I did in my recent review of LSO Live's equally impressive Falstaff and simply quote from the booklet.But let me at ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Chailly          (4 of 14 found this review helpful)
  Review by Lawrence Schulman November 29, 2004

This SACD was recently reviewed in the French classical music magazine Diapason. It was rated very low compared to other older recordings of Mahler's 9th, in particular those of Walter, Haitink and the recently re-released Ancerl. As for the quality of the recording itself, the critic states, ... more
Björk: Medulla (Limited Edition)        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by LC November 29, 2004

Review: Stereo/Multichannel SA-CD Audio Systems: Stereo – Sony ES, Art Audio, Reference 3A, Cardas (see User Details) Multichannel – Denon, Marantz, Bryston, Paradigm Reference (HT system) Normally I review music/performance and sonics in separate sections, but this doesn’t really seem possible ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Chailly          (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by thepilot November 28, 2004

If there was ever a perfect Mahler Ninth this is definitively it. The sound is perfect, the Mch mix is realistic and wonderfully well balanced, the orchestra play like Angels and Chailly give the performance of his life. Run out and buy this disc!

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