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  March 29, 2014

At last, two of the most vaunted Beethoven sonata performances in the catalogue make it to SACD! Emil Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter were two of the earliest musicians allowed by the Soviet authorities to tour the West, from about the mid-1950s. The Soviets restricted their appearances in Western ... more
  June 16, 2010

This is a surprisingly effective disc, which I'm rating highly for the simple reason that I've found it very enjoyable on repeated listening. A piano teacher friend also concurs. However, my high ranking is based on what this disc seeks to achieve, and these goals do not include the best possible ... more
  October 25, 2009

The historically focussed Tahra label have placed music lovers in their debt by releasing Furtwängler's last concert performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on a 24 bit/192 kHz remastering of the original mono tapes. This is one of the greatest recorded performances of any Beethoven symphony, in a ... more
  August 20, 2009

These upbeat ten original compositions comprise a free jazz based, world music fusion collection for a quintet of varying instruments. As is the case with the eclectic 'Songlines' label, this release should appeal not only to those with an interest in jazz or approachable classical contemporary ... more
  June 28, 2009

Review of both the SACD and bluray discs in stereo. I very much enjoyed the earlier Mozart/Grieg SACD from this source, finding the recording exemplary and the performances as fine as the Sviatoslav Richter/ Leonskaja CD of similar repertoire. The lavish new 2L production contains a hybrid ... more

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