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Discussion: The Nice: Autumn '67-Spring '68
May 23, 2015
Too bad they didn't just do a two-fer from which this compilation originates--Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack and Ars Longa Vita Brevis--and put out the complete versions of these first two Nice albums on one SACD. ... more
May 23, 2015
That's great news about these latter-day Nice releases! ... more
Discussion: Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 4, 7 & 8 - Nagano
April 26, 2014
At first I thought I had this issue as a DVD-Audio disc (it's packaged in the old SACD rounded-corners plastic case), but alas it's the same Blu-ray Audio release of the original poster... minus the extra disc, of course. ;-) I will have to give it a spin, now that it's been highly praised (though my recollection of Nagano's video Bruckner 8th is ... more
Warner Classics : Furtwängler back, Rattle out
April 25, 2014
Yes, I do own SACD release of the Rome Ring, too, and it's important to remember the original recording was not a product of EMI engineering. It was recorded by Italian Radio (RAI Radio) one act at a time in concert form (not staged) in Rome. It's a completely different kettle of fish from all of the EMI studio recordings (such as the Tristan I ... more
Warner Classics : Furtwängler back, Rattle out
April 25, 2014
Thanks for that news. I have most of the Furtwangler EMI SACD issues, and I can't say that they were definitely worth the (substantial) cost vs. any recent red book versions. As much as they are venerated as performances (I wouldn't be without them), personally I find much of EMI's recordings from the early 1950's to be clotted in loud passages, ... more