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Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 - Schuricht
(9 of 14 found this review helpful)
September 1, 2012
First of all, let me tell you that I am not a musician in the proper sense. By this I mean that I am not a player (though sometimes I struggle with my double-bass…) but a listener. (And for the record, I think that we, the listeners, are as important for the music as the players themselves, because ...
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies - Vänskä
(6 of 7 found this review helpful)
February 25, 2011
I begun listening to Beethoven's music when I was very young. The first music that I almost remember by heart is the Pastoral. So, for me, this set of Symphonies, the greatest ever composed, is indispensable; and should I have enough money, I would probably acquire all the possible editions. But, ...
Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Norrington
(3 of 15 found this review helpful)
February 22, 2011
Sometimes Mr. Hurwitz at Classics Today loves Sir Roger Norrington approach, as in Beethoven’s Symphonies and “The Planets” for example, but, for the most, he always considers Norrington a dull (to be polite…) conductor. Not to tell anything about Sir Roger claims of the playing senza vibrato, “pure ...
Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies - Neeme Järvi
(5 of 7 found this review helpful)
December 28, 2010
I have heard this version of the great Sibelius' Symphonic Cycle, and I feel rather dissapointed with it. Between a beautiful rendition of the Third and a quite dull Seventh, lie five middle on the road readings of the other five. It happens that, the first time Järvi did the full Cycle for BIS, the ...