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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Fischer          (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by JJ July 11, 2015

Dating from 1909, the Symphony N°9 by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) is made up of four movements. The first was described by Alban Berg as such: “The first movement is the most magnificent thing Mahler ever wrote. It is the expression of inexpressible love for this earth, the desire to live there in ... more
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet), Pavane - Nézet-Séguin        (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by JJ July 11, 2015

This SACD devoted to the famous ballet by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Daphnis and Chloé, offers a rich vision of that which characterizes his music for orchestra: instrumental tone. As states Michel Parouty so rightly: “For Ravel, to orchestrate is to reveal the musical idea under its most luminous ... more
The Doors: The Best of the Doors        (9 of 12 found this review helpful)
  Review by Clint Eastwood July 9, 2015

I grew up with the music of the Doors. Like many other music lovers I have been disappointed with the sound quality of the various formats.I had high hopes for the Perception Set, but although it did provide a comprehensive overview of their catalog, it was a mixed bag in the sound quality ... more
Danny Elfman: Serenada Schizophrana        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Wolfspaw July 8, 2015

For fans of Danny Elfman the music on this disc is as good as anything that he has written for film or television. Even for those who have no idea who he is, the music is, as he says in the notes, were influenced by composers from Prokofiev to Phillip Glass. Having listened recently to Daphnis et ... more
The Doors: The Best of the Doors        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  Review by oxenholme July 8, 2015

It was back in 1967 that I first heard The Doors on a friend's Grundig reel to reel tape recorder. Since then I've bought numerous releases of the same albums on LP and CD, 24 carat gold CD, remixed CD, the standalone DVD-Audio of L.A. Woman, and the Perception Box. I was woefully disappointed with ... more

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