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Russian Ballet Suites - Vedernikov          (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by Bert January 1, 2005

I was surpised by this Sacd from a litte know conductor because I found it excellent in every way. First the sonics is one of the best Pentatone Sacd I heard , natural, very musical whith perfect soundstage and deep bass. The music comes out very well and is a fascinating one, plenty of magic ... more
Homenaje a Revueltas - Ebony Band/Herbers          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by leroyad December 31, 2004

Most reviews of Silvestre Revueltas’ music try to describe it by calling him a Mexican Stravinsky, a Mexican Prokofieff, a Mexican Bartók, or a Mexican Ives. Alternatively, he might be called a Mexican Villa-Lobos or a Mexican Piazzolla in terms of blending formal European classical training with ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Francesca da Rimini - Ashkenazy          (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by sgb December 31, 2004

The Pathétique on recordings has been something of an enigma to me for many years. I have not yet found a recorded performance that suits me perfectly; Pletnev's earlier recording for Virgin with the Russian National Orchestra is one that the critics have recommended. I suppose it is suitable ... more
Ravel: Bolero, Orchestral Works - Skrowaczewski        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by thepilot December 30, 2004

For this I have no reservation and although there are splendid recordings of these works, this is a splendid example of Vox's miracle stuff at its best. Highly recomended to all lovers of reference recordings, classical music and the art of bringing the real thing (the music hall) to our house.
Holst: The Planets - Susskind        (11 of 13 found this review helpful)
  Review by thepilot December 30, 2004

I agree with both reviews. This is certainly awesome stuff and clearly a winner as far as SACD is concerned. We have an understanding conductor, a highly responsive orchestra and a exceedingly realistic and masterful recording. But... for those with good Universal Players (such as Denon DVD-3910) ... more

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