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Marvin Gaye: The Marvin Gaye Collection        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  April 9, 2006

Well, I feel odd having to give this disc a performance rating. These are legendary songs and performances, so while maybe a given song could have been performed better, these are pretty definitve. The song selection is good, although I feel the disc is a little short. The main reason I'm reviewing ... more
Mozart: Salzburg Sacred Music - Neumann        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  March 8, 2006

First off, a stipulation: My star rating for the peformance is very much a guess. While I have heard the Missa Solemnis performed live by a mediocre ensemble, I have not heard the Vesperae solnnes de confessore before. I am, however, very familiar with the Requiem and C minor mass, a few other vocal ... more
Duran Duran: Astronaut        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 17, 2006

I'm afaid I don't have much to add to the previous reviewer. The performance and songs on this album are surprisingly good considering the band hasn't been fully together for years. Some of their 80s flair and energy is back, especially in catchy up-tempo songs like Want You More or Nice. In classic ... more
Bach: Mass in B minor - Müller-Brühl        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  June 12, 2005

This new B-minor mass has a lot to offer, and comes up just shy of being a perfectly satisfying experience. Performance: Generally excellent. The conductor does an excellent job of keeping the pace right, and itís obvious that the orchestra, choir, and conductor are in good communication ... more
Lauridsen: Lux aeterna - Layton          (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  April 27, 2005

I've been in choirs and choruses for years, and I happen to have sung this work in my college choir, with organ accompaniment rather than orchestra. That being said, I know this piece inside and out. The performance here by Polyphony is truly top-notch. The liquid-like diction in the opening ... more

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