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Chopin: Etudes Opp. 10, 25 - Perahia      (1 of 7 found this review helpful)
  March 6, 2005

A dissapointing SACD - I'm not too overly impressed with the performance and the sound quality is perhaps even worst (It just lacks in many ways - mostly in definition). Although I do think there is some good - It just overall does not work for me...As for what does work for me (Etudes Op. 10, 25.) ... more
Chopin: Polonaises - Pollini        (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
  March 6, 2005

This is THE man for Chopin - Maurizio Pollini is to Frederic Chopin what Alfred Brendel is to W.A. Mozart...It really just does not get any better!!! This is yet another must have SACD!!! I would love to hear the 1972 DG recording of Pollini performing the Chopin Etudes on SACD...This would be a ... more
Amadeus - Soundtrack        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 1, 2005

This is really good - in fact its a great stereo SACD!!!!...Keep in mind this is a soundtrack of Amadeus so you are not getting complete pieces - just samples from some of Wolfgangs finest works...I have played this SACD quite often and it never seems to grow old...just top quality recordings from ... more
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Debussy: La Mer - Munch        (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  March 1, 2005

The Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 is the real reason to buy this SACD...Great depth and understanding of this piece are fully evident under the direction of Mr. Munch....I think it quite nearly deserves a 5 star rating on its own....Unfortunatley the "La Mer" is not quite the performance - very good, ... more
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 25 - Brendel          (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
  December 12, 2004

This is simply one of the finest SACD's I've ever heard produced. Brendel is truely one of the greatest living pianist. His sublime touch, great dynamics are as smooth as silk - Timeless quality for all to enjoy here....Very passionate and inspired performance - It's clear he has dedicated his life ... more

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