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Michel Camilo: Rhapsody in Blue
(6 of 9 found this review helpful)
July 28, 2006
This a stunning Rhapsody and one that I will very often come back to, not because of the stellar sonics (that is taken for granted in Telarc's productions nowadays), but because of the divine performance. The illusion of a great pianist improvising and enjoying Gershwin's writing is magical and the ...
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Francesca da Rimini - Stokowski
(4 of 5 found this review helpful)
June 21, 2006
This is the Francesca da Rimini of my dreams, and although I have other performances of the work with Stokowski (with lesser orchestras) this is the one to go for. The reading is trully unbelievable, the orchestra soars and the strings blossom magnificently. The serenade is as good as Francesca, ...
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Janine Jansen
(6 of 12 found this review helpful)
May 27, 2006
Yes. This is THE one to have. Short measure, but enthralling performances and splendid PCM sound, far better than many pure DSD recordings. Run out and buy it!
Great Film Fantasies - Kunzel
(9 of 10 found this review helpful)
May 4, 2006
If only all of the Telarc/Kunzel discs sounded like this Mch marvel. This is a splendid multichannel recording, a marvellous Hi-Fi spectacular,with a sound quality so realistic that it makes even the better previous DSD recordings by this source (Cincinatti Pops) sound pale by comparison. Orchesta ...
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 - RCO/Haitink
(8 of 13 found this review helpful)
April 6, 2006
This is the Bruckner 8th I have been waiting for. This magnificent orchestra in the splendid concert hall play their hearts out for Haitink. The sound is wonderfully transparent, every orchestral strand registers and yet the strings are velvety and the brass take your breath away. The balance is ...