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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 - Byron Janis        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by thepilot September 23, 2004

Another fantastic Mercury SACD with a sound quality to rival the very best of today's original DSD multichannel recordings and great performances to love and to cherish. Highly recommended.
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Dorati        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by thepilot September 23, 2004

If I could give this SACD, 10 stars in performance and sound quality I would do it without the slightest hesitation. The transfer produces miraculously realistic sound with a tremendous dynamic range and is a dramatic improvement over the previous CD transfer. The 3 channel DSD program is a splendid ... more
  Review by Chris September 22, 2004

This is my second SACD from Albany.And like the first one I reviewed here, with symphonies by Morton Gould and Roy Harris,this disc has given me much joy.The music here is quite varied in temperament.The disc begins with a hauntingly beautiful and very atmospheric work by the american composer ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 - Chailly          (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by lana September 22, 2004

Among the fivestars-reviews I regret to let you know that my impression of the performance of this beautiful symphony is rather negative. I grew up with the performances of Haitink and also his performances on cd: well balanced and very dramatic,but this one is full of mannerism, in a negative way ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 - Zander          (2 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by peteyspambucket September 22, 2004

On the suggestion of other members of these boards, I have purchased this recording. It is with some surprise and regret that I report that I find this Zander interpretation to be bland and unexciting. With overall faster tempi, the performance seems to generate an artificial excitement. However, ... more

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