Reviews - aubullience  Click here to subscribe to a RSS feed of new reviews

Found: 5
Format:  Genre:

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 - Sanderling        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 1, 2015

This is one of my favorite pieces of modern orchestral music, and certainly one of my favorite Shostakovich compositions; I've purchased and listened to ten or so interpretations of it, including (IMHO) strong ones by Ashkenazy and Solti, and weaker ones by Caetani, Pletnev, Jansons, and others. I ... more
The Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  December 20, 2014

My sense of the strengths of Mofi's SACD of this album pretty much matches what I wrote for the American Beauty disc on its page on this site, so generally I won't repeat myself here, except to say that (with the potential exception of the hi-res download or 45 rpm lp set, neither of which I've ... more
Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  December 14, 2014

There's not much I can add to the fabulous review above except to second its impressions. This is a stellar SACD release, both in regard to the choice of music- a long-awaited classic for this format- and the quality of its audio presentation. The hi-res/DSD format allows the timbre of the ... more
The Grateful Dead: American Beauty        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 12, 2014

I'll strongly second the recommendation for this disc. Having long owned the dvd-a of this album that Micky Hart mixed (though admittedly only having heard its stereo presentation), I wondered how much better the Mofi disc would be. The answer, in my opinion: much, much better. While lacking some of ... more
Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues - Ras          (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  March 30, 2014

I'm with beardawgs on this one- if you're a Shostakovich fan and an organ lover (no pun intended), you owe it to yourself to try to track down this disc somewhere (perhaps ebay one day if you keep it as a "followed" entry). These works actually translate nicely to the organ, at least in this case, ... more

Page size: