Reviews - ramesh
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Vedernikov
October 7, 2007
This is a fine 'easy listening' version of this greatest of romantic ballets, presented complete. The conducting emphasises the lyrical aspects of the work, and underplays the theatrical and symphonic aspects of the score as exemplified by the recordings of Dorati , Gergiev and Mravinsky . The ...
Madsen: 24 Preludes & Fugues - Jens Harald Bratlie
September 17, 2007
This is a highly recommendable 2 SACD set of contemporary music, in eclectic compositional styles, which will appeal to those who like jazz, New Age, baroque and romantic classical music. Because of this versatility, it would make an interesting present for a music lover. I had not heard of this ...
Jascha Heifetz - Double Concertos
June 12, 2007
SACD comparisons : Bach BWV 1043-- Hilary Hahn, LA Chamber Orch/ Kahane DGG 474639 Brahms Op. 102 -- Fischer, Müller-Schott, Netherlands Philharmonic/ Kreizberg PentaTone 5186066 BMG continues their release of the Heifetz stereo discography with three 'Double' concertos. The Bach was recorded in ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 - Jansons
June 11, 2007
This is a very high ranking second tier interpretation which is made to sound outstanding by virtue of the glorious orchestral playing and recording. Or, to put it another way, this is an excellent performance of a goodish interpretation of a great romantic symphony. Jansons is not a conductor I ...
Schubert: Piano Trios - Storioni Trio
June 10, 2007
With some reservations for chamber music aficionados, this SACD is recommendable for all those interested in classical music. The two Schubert piano trios are some of the most important in the repertory. Generally, these works spread onto two SACDs. Although this disc totals a generous 79 1/2 ...