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  Bill Alford
  Composers mainly from about Bach onwards till today, with the exception of most of Beethoven, Wagner, Brahms and Mahler. I'm very partial to Mozart and the excellent orchestrators. Because I'm an atheist, I won't listen to anything religious.
  Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Discussion: Respighi: Roman Trilogy - Neschling
May 2, 2012
If you want some bass that will really shake the place, try track 2 of the ABC Classics CD French Organ Concertos, ABC 432529-2. For my font speakers I have Infinity IRS Betas with four 12" servo controlled woofers per side and I can turn up the bass level as much as I like on the electronic crossover. Turning the bass level up really high on this ... more
Discussion: Chopin: Etudes - Pollini
April 6, 2012
I've heard Perahia's and he lacks the passion of Gavrilov. Go and hear the passion in young virtuoso piano students live and you will know what I mean. ... more
Discussion: Chopin: Etudes - Pollini
March 28, 2012
I wouldn't bother with this recording. If you want to hear how these works should be played with great passion, get the one played by Andrei Gavrilov (who was a student of Richter). This is on a cheap EMI CD. ... more
Discussion: Holst: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 - Andrew Davis
March 28, 2012
I've only listenned to this once and the only complaint that I have about this otherwise excellent recording is in the first movement of the Planets where the gong suddenly rings out and this sounds odd to me as I don't recall this being there on other recordings/hearing it live. I'm being very somewhat tongue-in-cheek here. I miss the outrageous ... more
Exton, Triton and Cryston future availability outside of Japan?
December 3, 2010
Try Exton's Respighi: Belfagor Overture, Belkis - Queen of Sheba, Church Windows, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. See the reviews and discussions of this exceptionally well recorded SACD on here. It is one of my favourite SACDs. ... more