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  Richard Wheatley

Found: 5

  January 1, 2012

Delighted with the musical content of this disc but not, alas, the sound quality, and I would be most interested to read the experiences of others who have purchased. The quality of the transfers, or possibly the condition of the source tapes, seems to be very variable. The cello concerto is ... more
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (highlights) - Fistoulari        (9 of 12 found this review helpful)
  January 30, 2010

There has been much debate as to whether the premium charged for the Esoteric reissues is justified, with many correspondents pointing out the discrepancy between their prices and, particularly, those of other classical reissues such as Mercury Living Presence and RCA Living Stereo. I think I would ... more
Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia etc - Utah Symphony/Abravanel        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 26, 2007

Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter ... more
Rebecca Pidgeon: Retrospective        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 21, 2007

Delighted to add my recommendation to those of the previous reviewers, this is a very enjoyable record indeed. A compilation from her three albums, it's real mix of styles, from outright pop, to jazzy, to traditional folk - the lady is nothing if not versatile. I too enjoyed "Spanish Harlem" but I ... more
Die Röhre, The Tube - Stuttgarter Kammerorchester        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  January 18, 2007

The lengths to which TACET have gone to secure an all-valve (tube) recording chain for this disc might seem perverse to some, but I think that the sound quality that they have achieved is a complete vindication of their unusual approach. The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, under their founder Karl ... more

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