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6 Great Jazz (albums from the Blue Note catalogue)        (5 of 9 found this review helpful)
  July 21, 2015

So Esoteric have taken on their second genre, Jazz or should that be Classical Jazz in keeping with the classical theme. I thought well and hard before purchasing as it is expensive and I already have 2 of these albums, Somethin’ Else and Blue Train, released on the Classic label HDAD 24/192 series ... more
Penderecki: Credo - Penderecki        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  October 20, 2014

This SACD is part of a project by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra that was known as ‘The Sacred Triptych’. The project celebrated the 70th birthdays of the three Polish composers: Krzysztof Penderecki’s "Credo", Henryk Mikolaj Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" and ... more
Tchaikovsky: Ballet suites - Karajan      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 10, 2014

This is deserving of a review. First this is not the complete ballet scores but excerpts. Karajan never conducted or recorded any of Tchaikovsky's ballets in full as far as I know. This is a high-res release of an original CD from the Decca Legends series. I think Karajan is just a complete master ... more
Mozart: Requiem - Butt        (2 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 29, 2014

Here is my simple review. I have a number of Mozart Requiem recordings including the other Linn Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras recording. This release from Dunedin is very nice and I fell into its spell very quickly. I much prefer it to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerra recording. But ... more
Jazz Hits of the 50s      
  April 18, 2014

I would also concur with progboy but would add that the set also has a multichannel 5.1 layer. For many tracks it works well opening up the soundstage but for for a few it sounds a bit like your listening to your sound system in a concert hall. But overall an excellent collection of Jazz/Swing ... more

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