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  Site review by Castor August 16, 2014

This release marks the completion of the Mahler symphony cycle by Marcus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. In addition to Mahler's nine symphonies and the 'Adagio' from his unfinished 10th, Stenz's cycle has also encompassed a very fine disc of Mahler's 'Wunderhorn' Lieder . The whole ... more
  Site review by Geohominid August 15, 2014

The Six Partitas (BWV 825830) were the first in a series of works for keyboard instruments that Bach published under the general title of Clavier-Übung (Keyboard Practice), beginning in 1726 when Bach was consolidating his appointments at St. Thomas Church and as the director of music in Leipzig. ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 - Gergiev        (2 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas August 15, 2014

This is thrilling performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony. Gergiev really understands this score, and Wiener Philharmoniker plays magnificently! First movement's sorrowful bassoon solo is deep and weeping, and third movement's playful end is virtuosity. I hope that Gergiev performs this symphony ... more
Eddie Higgins Trio: Don't Smoke in Bed      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Audio Ed August 14, 2014

I have been a big fan of the Venus records and the Eddie Higgins Trio. This version of the trio consists of Eddie with John Pizzarelli on guitar and Jay Leonhart on bass, so this is a drumless trio. The playing is good but I have two complaints. First regarding the sound quality. Jay's bass sounds ... more
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  Review by Mtphill August 13, 2014

Based on the reviews provided and hearing some samples I ventured into purchasing this disc. What a wonderful surprise in surround mix. Very pure and realistic mix fills the room with a richness that pleases the ear. Front is supported by a balanced add from the rears that when you close your eyes ... more

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