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  Dr. John Dawtry

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Bach: Goldberg Variations - Perahia      (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  August 25, 2005

It took me a while to overcome cynicism and skepticism after the launch of SACD. We'd heard it all before, right? The closest approach to reality.....natural sound just like the finest LP played on a Linn? But then I heard this disc and knew that I had hit the motherlode: the finest Steinway was in ... more
Dvorak: Symphony Nos. 8, 9 - Fischer          (8 of 15 found this review helpful)
  August 24, 2005

From all points of the compass, Fischer's Dvorak has attained Consensus All-World status for a performance of the 'New World' symphony.While it is, in general, well played and well recorded--doubtless converting many an SACD naysayer--one might add a couple of (doubtless) iconoclastic ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 - Nott        (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  August 23, 2005

This disc was approached with the highest expectations--and yet has proved profoundly disappointing! First, although Bruckner subjected the symphony to endless revision throughout the years of his professorial career in Vienna, I have always cared greatly for it. In this respect alone, I am in the ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - RPO/Shipway        (12 of 13 found this review helpful)
  August 22, 2005

When a "Desert Island Disc" makes it on to multichannel SACD, and at 'super-bargain' price, it's time for a "hallelujah". This performance was one of the latter releases on the (London) RPO's own label from the mid-1990s:way ahead, then, of SFSO or LSO. They seem not to have sold particularly ... more

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MTT/SFS Mahler Project
September 23, 2005
Well, well, well......... First, the Tenth. Mahler completed not only the Adagio but the fully orchestrated score of 95% plus of the second movement. The residue of the Symphony--save some pages of missing segue from compositional bloc to bloc--was completed in short score; that is, leaving only the orchestration details to be worked on. Even ... more
Sony stops releasing new SACDs in Germany
August 27, 2005
And it was only earlier today that I was accused of polluting this site by "doom-laden" views. And defending myself as merely reflecting reality. zeus, your silence in response to all these "doomsayers" is deafening. Or do I get an apology on the basis of the above? The hardware argument is vital. My next Delphic oration is to predict the complete ... more
Interesting answer from DG
August 27, 2005
As with all technophiles, that completely misses the point with its emphasis on dynamic range, S/N ratio and the like. There is no INTRINSIC reason why 24/96 (to take one example)MUST SOUND better than RBCD when reaching the gray matter through the ear canal and after reconversion of sound into impulses via the tympanum. Lots of research has been ... more
Interesting answer from DG
August 27, 2005
1)As my post clearly indicated,my sister is in the UK. 2)zeus was talking about 'classical'music and therefore so was I. 3)If I am being criticized, then I reserve the right--at the very least--to point out that the verbal skills of my opponent are far from perfect and may impede communication. In the real world out there, whether you like it or ... more
Something to worry about... (Rolling Stones o.o.p.)
August 27, 2005
Very sad, of course--but it does validate the notion of single inventory which probably would have given the format a decided sales boost. And which cave--Platonic or otherwise--do these good folk inhabit? ... more