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  Daniel Manley
  tubist and classical music lover, with an emphasis on brass
  north of Toronto, Canada

Found: 3

Bach: Overtures - Suzuki        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 9, 2009

I bought this SACD by accident... I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket. I already owned the suites performed by the Academy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood, but I had never really gotten into them. I bought this on impulse because it had gotten such good reviews ... more
Nielsen: Orchestral Music - Dausgaard        (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
  November 2, 2008

The opening two tracks on this CD will blow you away. The orchestra is full of life and the music really moves. The brass are strong and present and really pull their own weight. Beyond the first two tracks requires a few auditions, especially with the volume turned up some because it gets really ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Romeo & Juliet - Paavo Järvi          (3 of 16 found this review helpful)
  October 28, 2008

The orchestra's sound balance is not what I would expect for Tchaik 6 and russian music -- the brass are very pointed and distant sounding. I personally feel the brass should be huge and heavy, especially tuba and trombones. The tempos are nice though. it doesn't drag.

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