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  Berlin, Germany
AR VSi60
BEARD Speakers

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Rachmaninov, Prokofiev - Jonathan Gilad          (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 7, 2011

Having listened to this CD twice, I'm afraid to say that the second impression matched the first, or should I say lack of. The playing is competent, but there is little artistic insight, and it comes across as one of those straight down the road performances, the usual case these days, with artists ... more
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - René Jacobs        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 6, 2010

This is my first review on this site, and I add it as someone who is quite frustrated by the bulk of large ensemble classical music SACDs I've so far listened to have been so poorly mixed (only just bought an SACD player, having been shocked that the Sony XA5400ES has gone out of production). This ... more

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