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Elgar: Enigma Variations, Britten: Young Person's Guide - Paavo Järvi
(2 of 3 found this review helpful)
October 31, 2006
English is not my native language. I struggle hard to find different nuances when I write here. In Cincinnati British music is not part of their native language, but they struggle also. If they had a better conductor the problems would be better solved, but alas. I don´t get it. Why are Telarc ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas
October 13, 2006
Another great performance from MTT and his wonderful orchestra. The fifth is quite difficult to bring off because so much of the music is all over the place. And a lot of it is really loud, without ever getting brutal. There are so many changes in tempos and dynamics that the conductor has to be on ...
Dark Clouds - Stu Goldberg, Cassius Khan
October 10, 2006
Stu Goldberg is an accomplished pianist/percussionist with a wide variety of styles under his collar. On this SACD he shows his skills as an improviser and catalyst. Most of the music is bourne out of the moment within a certain framework and I must say that I enjoyed it a lot. What fascinates me ...
Greenberg: Symphony No. 5, Quintet for Strings - Serebrier
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
October 9, 2006
So, this boy born in 1991 is writing music eh? What can I say other than, oh yes he is! Make no mistake, this is the real thing. He started his fifth symphony in 2003 as a twelve year old and finished it two years later and the result is a complete success. I love this work and am absolutely ...
Poulenc: Gloria, Honegger: Symphony No. 3 - Jansons
(2 of 2 found this review helpful)
September 27, 2006
It is a pity Karajan never recorded more Honegger because his recording of the third is probably never going to be equalled or surpassed. That performance is in a class of its own. Jansons has recorded it before and the performances are quite similar. The first movement is the best with a lot of ...