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Brahms: String Sextets - Prazak & Zemlinsky Quartets          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by krisjan November 14, 2014

These are old school European-tradition performances of Brahms sextets which is to say that they adopt conventional tempos and emphasize ensemble blend. I like this approach very much but it isn’t the only way to perform these works. The musical outlook is mainly sunny – gemutlichkeit – which works ... more
  Site review by Geohominid November 14, 2014

The organ in the parish church of Uranienborg at the west end of Oslo is the latest to be visited in Albert Bolliger's tour of Historic Organs. Latest in both senses, for the church's first organ (by August Nielsen) dates to 1883, but its modern Kuhn organ only dates to 2009, one of the youngest in ... more
Allman Brothers Band: Brothers and Sisters        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue November 14, 2014

Mofi has done a very good job with their sacd versions of the Allman Brothers Band. But this new releases is heads and tails the best disc yet. The self titled sacd was a great effort, it had warm analogue sound and a mellow glow to it. There were definite tape problems and with the exception of two ... more
Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Symphonic Dances, Lyric Suite - Ruud          (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas November 13, 2014

Oh! This is perhaps the best Grieg album in many years! Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra plays like they breathes this music, and Ruud leads his team to the Grieg's musical wonderland. Norwegian Dances (orchestrated by Hans Sitt) sounds movingly and freshly here. First dance is excellent, and the ... more
Mike Bloomfield-Al Kooper-Steve Stills: Super Session        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Rickko November 12, 2014

The main attraction for me on this SACD version of Super Session was the availability of the 5.1 Surround mix by Al Kooper. I was aware that a 5.1 mix had been prepared by Mr. Kooper in 2004 but it was never released. When Audio Fidelity announced a 2014 release of this multi-channel mix plus a ... more

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