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Hillborg: Eleven Gates - Oramo, Gilbert, Salonen        (3 of 10 found this review helpful)
  October 10, 2011

The best thing about this release is Hillborg's phrase "sado-modernism"! For me, the music is just too pointless and random. I guess I'm just not into this style anymore. The audio quality becomes a moot issue for me, but I suppose it does *sound* good--maybe a little distant.
Scarlatti: Concerti Grossi, Cello Sonatas - Dantone        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 19, 2011

This is just a beautiful recording. The perspective is close so every detail is clearly captured, but there is plenty of ambiance. The music is great,too. Scarlatti may not be as melodically inventive as Handel or Corelli, but this is no amateur music! He makes frequent use of counterpoint, usually ... more
Georg Gulyás plays Bach II        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  June 3, 2011

I concur. This release is every bit as fine as volume 1. He has a new instrument for this recording, which has a bit less pronounced mid range than the previous one, which I find appealing. As before, he plays these pieces with amazing clarity, and his articulation brings out voices that other ... more
Change is Gonna Come - Petri Kumela        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 26, 2011

Despite the silly title, which Finnish guitarist Petri Kumela explains in his notes, this is a stunning recording. I have not heard him play before, so I am thrilled to discover such a fine player. He has jaw-dropping technique, beautiful tone, and a huge dynamic range. The pieces are fabulous, too. ... more
Chopin: Ballades - Edelmann          (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  January 2, 2011

In most respects, this is a wonderful recording. Sergei has ample technique to effortlessly play these pieces. He never over-pedals, and as a result inner details are crystal clear. Quiet passages are beautifully poetic, and the dramatic passages are stormy without sounding like a jackhammer. My ... more

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