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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade - Reiner        (3 of 17 found this review helpful)
  February 8, 2013

This performance has, for me, been the best of the recorded performances until recently. I first had this performance on a 331/3 album. Then a cd. Then an XRCD, Then the SACD currently under discussion. Now, I think it has been surpassed, at least as far as the sonics and maybe the performance, by a ... more
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture - Gergiev        (10 of 18 found this review helpful)
  December 8, 2009

I would like to echo "DSD". I own many recordings of these pieces and most are FAR better, to my ears, than this disc under discussion. It sounds muffled and has little or no impact. I can't believe that John Newton engineered this recording. They hired a chorus for the "Moscow Cantata" why couldn't ... more

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