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Elgar: Symphony No. 2 - Oramo        (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by Wartybliggens November 11, 2014

Some composers I discover and am immediately drawn to, and others I avoid until one day deciding to make an effort to get to know them better, sometimes by force (self-force). Elgar falls in the latter category. I knew and enjoyed the Enigma Variations when I was in college, but after that I avoided ... more
Respighi: Pines of Rome & Fountains of Rome - Reiner        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by operamuso November 10, 2014

I don't know what the Analogue Production team do to these now-elderly tapes, but it must come pretty close to witchcraft. I had told myself that if I already had the RCA Living Stereo SACD of any of these reissues, then I wouldn't be getting the new ones, but that idea was scotched by the ... more
The Red Violin: Concertos by Kuusisto & Corigliano        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas November 9, 2014

This is interesting SACD with superb sonics! Jaakko Kuusisto's (born 1974) Violin Concerto is humorously work. First movement's opening violin cadenza leads listener to the piece's magical world. The orchestration is colorful, and specially the dazzling finale is very effectively. BIS label's ... more
Steve Winwood: Arc of a Diver      (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marpow November 9, 2014

Steve Winwood: Arc of a Diver SHM SACD Stereo 2014 The last time I had this, was the original 1980 LP. Actually I was listening to Southern Rock and it was my wife who purchased. It was getting good radio play at the time. This disc called a comeback for Winwood, written by him and three others.He ... more
  Site review by Castor November 8, 2014

The release of 'Masterpieces in Miniature' celebrates Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th season with the San Francisco Symphony, a partnership that over the years has yielded so many fine recordings. The twelve pieces on this disc are, for the most part, what Sir Thomas Beecham would have called ... more

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