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Mahler: Symphony No. 10, Stravinsky: Firebird etc. - Szell      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Ed T January 27, 2003

A new one for me. Most impressive. As usual for Szell and the Cleveland of this era, great ensemble and virtuoso playing. Sound in the Mahler and Walton a bit rough. Firebird quite nice sounding version an excellent interpretation.
  Review by FirstChair January 26, 2003

This is a fine set of choral and brass music. There are a few intonation problems here and there but if you can overlook it, you will derive a great deal of musical comfort from this CD. The sound is what you hope for in a SACD. The brass are world class. The piece, "The Dream Isaiah Saw" is all ... more
Steve Earle: Guitar Town      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by J-man January 28, 2003

Call it "twang rock," but don't call it "country and western." Put on your toe-tappin' shoes, grab something pretty and warm, and crank it up, up and away: Steve Earle has brought his guitar to town. Texan, music renegade, and all-around badass, Steve Earle originally recorded this album in the ... more
Wagner: Orchestral Music from The Ring - Cleveland Orchestra/Szell      (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Ed T January 27, 2003

Great music and performances! I've owned them in previous versions since I was a teenager. Sound is a bit variable. As per usual with Szell SACDs, the sound on the recordings from '68 is better than that from that on the Meistersinger and Tristan selections from '62. This disc was a must for me. ... more
  Review by Ed T January 27, 2003

These are great performances. I believe Walter's version of 40 is the best, period. Problems? Sound is a disappointment. Ok, it's better than the CD. Perhaps that should be good enough. Perhaps not. 5 for performance, 3 for sound.

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