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  Hal Owen

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Paavo Järvi        (1 of 7 found this review helpful)
  July 14, 2012

Just got around to auditioning Paavo Jarvi's Bruckner Nine with The Frankfurt Radio Symphony, (RCA/Sony SACD 88697542572.) Recorded live with a very respectful audience, the, (IMO,) splendid performance is well served with you are there engineering - ideal for music intended to, as the composer is ... more

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