User Details - jmvilleneuve


  Jean-Marc Serre
  Ex-Clarinet player
Multi-Channel entusiast
Quad ESL-988,ESL-63
Favorite recording label: TACET
Favorite musical piece: Berlioz Requiem
Favorite composer: Mozart

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Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances - Jansons          (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  August 22, 2007

A common occurrence is to purchase a recording for a main piece, but after listening to it you end up loving some « filler » music much more than the music that made you buy it in the first place. This is what happened to me here, I bought this recording for the Stravinsky which if find great ... more
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito - Jacobs        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 8, 2007

I bought this SACD first because I was curious at the multi-channel aspect of the recording such as the spatial relationship between singer and orchestra. I believed that this was one of Mozartís earlier opera. In reading the instructive booklet I realized that this (relatively) unknown work was in ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 - Rajski        (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  August 12, 2006

In connection with this review, before writing I discussed this recording (through e-mail) with audiophile friend Terence, So I will not repeat what he already wrote, and I agree with everything he says. He also credits me with introducing him to TACET recording so I am glad to have created another ... more
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 - Bélanger , Nézet-Séguin        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  June 3, 2006

First I would like to say that I discussed this recording (though e-mails) with Terence and that I agree with him on everything. My reaction to the same issues was more visceral, in particular the weakness of the organ (compare to what I would like) in the finale makes me dislike the whole ... more
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste etc. - Mackerras        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  April 16, 2006

The sound take is a bit too close, but it is not horribly dry. The image of the orchestra still has depth and strings woodwinds and brass groups each have clearly delineated space from front to back. But because of a (too?) modest use of the surrounds the image does not really extend in front of the ... more

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Tacet stereo/MC
January 23, 2005
I am nuts about TACET recordings, I think there is something special with their multi-channel recording techniques.... check my website at I have reviewed 2 of their DVD-A, and I have their new Schubert Octet recording in order, review should be up soon. ... more