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  Patrick P.L. Lam
  Hong Kong/ Toronto

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Haitink        (4 of 9 found this review helpful)
  April 4, 2010

Not only is it a work of great proportions, but Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony is irrefutably a work of consummate art and form. What better way to experience the profundity of the mighty Seventh but to revisit a performance of unequivocal significance. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has an ... more
Richard Strauss: Aus Italien, Don Quixote, Don Juan - Luisi        (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  March 31, 2010

The art of a 460 year-old Orchestra together with Sony Classical’s sonic excellence brings a Strauss experience onto a new platform. In the past 120 years of its music legacy, the Staatskapelle Dresden has garnered a revered reputation on international stage for the orchestral and operatic ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 - Nagano        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  March 31, 2010

The Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and its Music Director Kent Nagano provide their first landmark Sony Classical recording together with a rarely heard version of Bruckner’s Fourth and it is hard not to get tempted hitting the ‘repeat’ button on your audio system. A composer’s initial creative ... more
Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos - Sa Chen, Lawrence Foster          (6 of 9 found this review helpful)
  March 31, 2010

2008 marked a special year in the annals of Chinese history. It was a year of firsts which included the first Olympics in Beijing and the first space walk by Chinese astronauts. If there was one event that could be nominated to represent China in 2008 in Classical Music it was Pentatone’s release ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Gergiev        (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  March 31, 2010

The famous Leonard Bernstein used to comment that one cannot exaggerate the music of Gustav Mahler enough, and arguably, Bernstein proved his own dictum through the accomplished interpretations he left behind for Deutsche Grammophon and Columbia. Since his death nearly two decades ago, many ... more

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