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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8 - Kubelik        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Daland November 23, 2004

A fine, glowing performance of Schubert's C major Symphony ("the Great") and the lesser known Third Symphony. This is a stereo SACD which presents the recordings in two different versions - original and remastered. This means you can hear what is on the original tape without or with subsequent ... more
Yellow River Concerto, Butterfly Lovers Concerto        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Dinko November 22, 2004

THE YELLOW RIVER CONCERTO Daniel Epstein, Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra open this program with a lovely piano concerto based on Chinese folk tunes. The tunes are well-chosen, all memorable and pleasant, and fairly mainstream in their sound, avoiding some of the harsher sonorities ... more
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition etc. - Reiner        (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by Ovation November 22, 2004

Though I've heard several performances of Pictures at an Exhibition, I've not had a recording of it until now and I have to say it's superb. I've recently begun to better appreciate Russian composers and this is a recording that only increases my estimation of Russian music. For a vintage recording, ... more
Stockfisch-Records - Closer to the Music        (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marc P November 22, 2004

This SACD is a collection of songs by different artist and contains some of the most natural sounding voices and music I have heard so far on SACD. But this doesn’t mean I like the album. I got it for free which is always nice but the music on it just doesn’t do it for me.
Spandau Ballet: True        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marc P November 22, 2004

True is without a doubt the best know album by Spandau Ballet and everything before and after is always compared to this recording. And so it should, True was the highlight of their career and gave the band major chart success all over the world. To me this SACD is a real winner, on the one hand ... more

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