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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Haitink          (5 of 11 found this review helpful)
  July 26, 2012

The Definitive Beethoven 9th Audiophile recording... I bought this 9th along with the LSO's complete Beethoven cycle (besides the point the every work of the cycle is performed with excellence.) I turned to the famed 9th first, what is within this recording is a powerful performance with all ... more
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Glenn Gould          (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 14, 2012

Glen Gould's performance is there but it's vauge...his touches are there but they aren't as fully there the zanph re-performance technology is quite good it works well with oscar peterson's jazz and his friend art tatum but a genuis so ahead like gould is a whole other ball park. The technology is ... more
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - Klemperer        (2 of 13 found this review helpful)
  June 14, 2012

It's a little disapointing that there isn't a 5.1 version of this great recording on the market but it's still very good even if it's just in stereo. The sound is excellent both in part due to the High sampling of the SA-CD and the detail that Klemperer takes in his conducting. The main motif that ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 - Haitink          (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 14, 2012

I don't need to say if it's possible that a recording can be called a masterpiece that is exactly what has been achieved. A masterful collection of masterpiece recordings by a master of music who wrote masterpieces all of which are perfectly captured in this collection. This is a crown ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Gergiev          (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  June 14, 2012

Straight forward this recording lacks the bite and energy that is required of the 5th the rondo left me unmoved; but the 4th movement is beatifuly performed I was brought to tears by how moving Gergiev's vision of the love song is; its rare that it's performed as a song of passion and love rather ... more

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