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Berlioz: Overtures - RPO/Gibson        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas September 27, 2015

Wonderful tribute to Sir Alexander Gibson. He recorded this disc just shortly before his death but still there were the energy of the young man. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has published 150 discs in their collection "Royal Philharmonic" - as the booklet says "the only collection you will ever ... more
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue September 24, 2015

1966/13 tracks/ MONO/ 36 minutes Depending on whom one talks to there is a common belief that if a recording is originally constructed with mono in mind....that it should only be heard as such. There might be some wiggle room though but not always. I have the Mobile Fidelity stereo sacd and am ... more
Ries, Danzi, von Krufft: Horn Sonatas - Nilsen, Fossheim         (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by larsmusik September 23, 2015

It is a delight to hear the music on this new collection, more of a pleasure than its rather prosaic title might imply. The early Romantic era is still not that well known to many music lovers; we tend to associate it with Beethoven, Schubert, perhaps Mendelssohn. And thatís the end of it. The rich ... more
Historical Organs and Composers 5 - Jan Lehtola        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas September 22, 2015

What a wonderful SACD! The all works on the disc are very interesting. Lehtola's colorful and analytic view is something very special. The most interesting works are from the hand of Jean Sibelius. The opening "Intrada", Op. 111a - and later the sorrowful "Funeral March", Op. 111b - contains ... more
Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 - Henryk Szeryng        (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by astome September 20, 2015

This historic RQR recording I like most in stereo with tube amplification, horn speakers and a serious bass fundament. With that there is an incredible holographic image of the violin in contrast to the LSO. Paganinis seemingly unnatural ability was marked as that he sold his soul to the devil, but ... more

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