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Dvorak: Symphony Nos. 8, 9 - Cleveland Orchestra/Szell      (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  November 2, 2006

I must admit that George Szell has close to god-like status in my book. Sony's pairing of his justly-famous Beethoven overtures (with the Eroica symphony) were what attracted me to SACD in the first place almost five years ago. That being said, I still was not prepared for my own reaction upon ... more
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 etc. - Volodos        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  May 7, 2006

Having read several reviews on a different site of this Tchaikovsky recording talking about its "lousy sound" or "middle of the road" performance, I must start out by saying that I couldn't disagree more with either account. This may well be some of the best playing of anything ever put onto disk, ... more
Bach: Orchestral Suites - Pearlman          (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 4, 2006

This recording may well be the best single-example for why SACD needs to succeed. The recording is superlative in both two-channel and multi-channel modes. The performances will make you want to dance. If you are a proponent of SACD and a classical music lover, GET THIS DISK! I have listened to it ... more

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