Reviews - Norm
Scriabin: Le Poème de l'Extase, Strauss: Alpine Symphony - Brogli-Sacher
(7 of 10 found this review helpful)
January 11, 2012
Ok, this one isn't easy to find and I had to order it from the Label's website from Germany. Shipping cost as much as the disc, but I'm very happy with this purchase. These are two of the early Twentieth Century's slush pump everything but the kitchen sink tone poems. Certainly there are ...
Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 7 - Christian Zacharias
(3 of 4 found this review helpful)
December 9, 2011
For those who may have earlier volumes, this is self recommending. It includes concertos #6, 13, and 16. As ususal the playing is wonderful and the overall sound (in multi channel) is perfect as it has been for this series. We are very lucky to have this ongoing series and I look forward to discs to ...
D'Indy, Saint-Saëns, Chausson - Janowski
(9 of 9 found this review helpful)
October 25, 2011
I just played this one this evening. I listened in 5.0 multichannel so I didn't test the stereo layer. The pieces are a welcome from the "standard repertory" that we have too much of. I especially loved the D'Indy. I have always liked the piece and its wonderful to have a performance this great and ...
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 - Davis
(6 of 8 found this review helpful)
February 8, 2011
Ok, I'll dissent and agree with the first post on this one. I was apprehensive on two counts having seen some early reviews especially concerning the speed of both symphonies. I've also been shy of anything recorded in the Barbican based on previous experience even in multichannel (dreadful William ...
Respighi: Roman Trilogy - Neschling
(7 of 9 found this review helpful)
November 21, 2010
Wow! These pieces finally have a multi-channel recording that does justice to the works. These of course are sonic showpieces, even pops staples. I find the interpretation flawless (my benchmark for modern recordings was the Montreal disc from EMI.) The Reiner is of course classic. But you will lose ...