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Discussion: Holst: The Planets - Boult
April 7, 2013
I purchased this back in December from an eBay vendor based in Japan. As rybergadams mentioned the price of entry is not cheap but I must agree that it is indeed worth the ticket price. This performance and Previnís from 1974, also available in on excellent SACD from Japan, are my go to recordings of this work on interpretive grounds. I was not ... more
Edit an incomplete submission to the database?
December 8, 2012
I attempted to add an entry for a new title in the database for this site. I was on my IPad at the time and realized that it would be more productive to switch to my PC to make the entry. I cancelled the submission however when I tried to add the title later I was informed that the submission was already in the database. Sure enough it is there ... more
New Esoteric SACD Releases in December 2012
November 29, 2012
I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on this one. I have a bit of a soft spot for this performance, it just feels right. I admit that the late 60s recording can be a bit dodgy and there are instances of sloppy ensemble. I own EMIs CD release from a few years back and it sounds fine, however I'm curious as to how much tweaking was done in ... more
MDG: Shostakovitch/Kofman Box Set?
November 17, 2011
Thanks for the confirmation Polly Nomial. I pulled the trigger and ordered the set from Amazon.fr due to their relatively low pre-order price. Considering I own both the Kitajenko and Caetani sets more Shostakovich symphonies are the last thing I need. I'm a sucker for cheap boxed sets however. It would seem from reviews and my sampling of clips ... more
MDG: Shostakovitch/Kofman Box Set?
November 16, 2011
I noticed that Volume 1: 10th symphony and Volume 2: Symphonies 5 & 9 of this cycle were never available as SACDs in their original releases. Those 2 volumes were available as DVD-Audio or Redbook CD. Are both these now included as SACDs in the box or are they, as one might suspect, the redbook versions smuggled into an otherwise complete SACD ... more