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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 - Mravinsky        (9 of 12 found this review helpful)
  October 11, 2010

This set was originally scheduled in the Universal Japan SACD 2004 release. I was quite excited as I had never had, or heard, this set in any format, and really looking forward to the sacd release. But when the Universal discs were released, this one was not included. So when this was announced as a ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Haitink          (14 of 14 found this review helpful)
  September 16, 2007

On 7 November 2006 Bernard Haitink led the Royal Concertgeboux Orchestra in a jubilee concert commemorating his 50th anniversary of his first appearance with the orchestra. This recording of the Mahler Fourth Symphony is from that concert. I wish they'd have these jubilee concerts more often! I've ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, The Seasons - Eschenbach        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 4, 2006

Well, in distinct contrast to two of the posted reviews, I really liked this recording, in most every way. One really needs another T5 in the way one needs another M6 recording. Thus, I was just not very interested in this recording, and the reviews here were not exactly upbeat. For sa-cd, I've been ... more
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - Jansons        (13 of 13 found this review helpful)
  July 16, 2006

This new RCO Live release is a very good one. Iíve come to be very impressed with the sound of the Concertgeboux Orchestra in live concert as captured by the Polyhymnia recording team. The recording here of the Shostakovich Seventh Symphony in this year of Shostakovich is really like so many ... more
Schmitt: Symphonies - New Dutch Academy/Murphy          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 17, 2006

Another wonderful disc from Pentatone!!!!! Joseph Schmitt was also known as "the Dutch Haydn" as many of his compositions were credited to the "real" Haydn. You can read much more about Joseph Schmitt in the very good notes by Simon Murphy. As this is a world premier recording, there's really ... more

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