Reviews - Jon Benger
Super Audio CD
Super Audio CD - Stereo/Mono
Super Audio CD - Multichannel
Super Audio CD - Single/Dual Layer
Super Audio CD - Hybrid
Blu-ray Audio - Stereo
Blu-ray Audio - Multichannel
Schubert: Complete overtures - Benda
(7 of 7 found this review helpful)
April 28, 2014
For a mere £10 (or your local equivalent) you get two hours of Schubert in hi-res stereo and surround. At that price it was worth a gamble, and for me, it's mostly paid off. The overtures are in chronological order, starting with some early theatrical and concert overtures written during the ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - Zander
(9 of 10 found this review helpful)
April 20, 2014
We are exposed to many recordings of Mahler 2 with diverse approaches to telling the story, and it is difficult to find one which satisfies in all respects. Furthermore, it is a piece in which live performance can be spectacular and moving - difficult to achieve in a recording, even with the highest ...
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Symphony No. 1 - de Waart
(5 of 5 found this review helpful)
April 4, 2014
I have listened to this recording several times in multichannel. It is beautifully recorded, and up there with some of the best SA-CD sound I have heard - there is pinpoint accuracy across the whole frequency range and in my mind a perfect balance between soloist, orchestra and chorus, helped by a ...