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Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony, Four Last Songs - Luisi        (10 of 18 found this review helpful)
  October 27, 2007

I wanted an SACD version of this work and had tried Albers recording with the Braunschweig Orchestra, which was good performance-wise but recorded at a ridiculously low level. But the performance had something and was involving and the sound was impressively panoramic once you upped the level. ... more
Respighi: Roman Trilogy - Ashkenazy          (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  September 5, 2007

IMO the sound for the Roman Trilogy is pretty much the same as that for the Chruch Windows CD. The style of music is, of course, very different which could explain why some feel it works less well. In the Roman Trilogy Ashkenazy doesn't present an impressionistic view of the music but aligns it with ... more

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