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Takemitsu: How slow the Wind etc. - Otaka          (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  December 25, 2003

This SACD by BIS has been reviewed already twice in these pages.And I must say that I don´t agree with the two other reviewers who find faults with this recording. It´s been blamed for both coldness, hardness and even glassy strings, here and elsewhere.If this recording sounds bad there is something ... more
Schubert: Piano Sonata D568, Moments musicaux - Uchida          (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  December 25, 2003

My first Philips SACD, and also done in pure DSD I think. Anyway, this is a very realistic ,very natural recording of a grand piano played in the reverberant acoustic of the Musikverein Vienna,by a master pianist.This is one the best recordings of a solo piano I have heard ,and clearly shows the ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 - Zander          (2 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 23, 2003

This is my first Telarc SACD, and like the Mahler 2nd on DGG,which I reviewed recently, I find it also a very good recording. But I am a bit puzzled by the fact, that I tend to like it better, when I hear it over headphones and the front channels only on the MCH mix. The steromix is very impressive ... more
  December 18, 2003

Definitely one of the best recordings ever from this source.Many music lovers know that DGG´s recordings can sound both strident,hard and artificial. But when heard in stereo over my new Sennheiser HD 650 headphones and via the new Musical Fidelity X-Can V3 and the new X-PSU V3 power supply and my ... more

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