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  475 6619
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Eastman Wind Ensemble
Frederick Fennell (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by mwagner1962 May 11, 2005 (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
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As a LONG term fan of anything Frederick Fennell has ever done (I confess I am a serious band freak, playing trumpet all through school and even through grad school).

I even had a wonderful experience playing in the UT-Austin summer Band Director's Symposium where Fred Fennell was a guest. Needless to say, having him conduct Percy Grainger's "Linconshire Posy" was an experience to last a lifetime.

This SACD (and I am elated that Mercury is releasing these master recordings) is a good deal better than its redbook equivalent. Just like the 1st Mercury/Fennell/ Eastman SACD, the SACD improves the air and space dramatically. Also, I can hear much more in regards to the inner band parts. As I confessed to being a band geek, I have played many of the pieces on this SACD and scarily, know them rather well.

These recordings serve as a great piece of musical history, as Fred Fennell was conducting and recording a lot of the music for the first time ever.

Needless to say, this SACD (and the one before it) sound fabulous for a nearly 50 year old recordings and kuddos to Mercury for doing a killer job on the SACD remastering!!!!

Have fun with a great SACD!!!!

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