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Arvo Pärt: De Profundis - Theatre of Voices/Hillier        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by mba_overlord October 6, 2004

Huanting sound. Profound expression of faith. Superb recording quality. De Profundis is a beautiful, minimalist, and moving piece of religious music. Pärt gives voice to intense feelings of longing, hope, and faith. The Theatre of Voices under Hillier performs superbly. This recording is ... more
Matt Bianco: Matt's Mood        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marc P October 5, 2004

I must say I have to agree with the other reviewer. Basia sounds amazing on this recording . This record sounds the way I remember the band from the 80ís. I used to own their debut album on vinyl and the fool I was then gave all his vinyl away. I havenít owned any Matt Bianco recording ever since. ... more
Harvard Composers - Mendelssohn String Quartet          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Chris October 5, 2004

Another venture off the beaten track,from BIS. I must confess that I hadn't even heard of any of the composers on this excellent disc,apart from Walter Piston. But if I was less than raving about the actual music on the latest BIS SACD I reviewed here ,I'm more impressed here.The music is very ... more
Keisuke Wakao, Oboe plays Mozart, Bach, Britten and Prokofiev          (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Toni October 4, 2004

The sonics here are first rate. Definitely one of the best sounding SACDs I've so far listened to. The Pentatone albums seem to be recorded close and this suites more than well for the music presented in this fine disc. Multichannel mix is once again, as in most Pentatone discs, quite conservative. ... more
Brahms: Choral Works - Nicol Matt          (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by racerguy October 4, 2004

A very nice performance, recorded in the Schlosskirche (Castle Church) Bad Dürkheim in the Rhineland. The recording captures the feeling of the church perfectly. The perspective is of a seat pretty far back (perhaps in the middle of the pews) so the ambience is enveloping, and the choir seems ... more

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