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  Enrique Hernandez
  Born: March 23, 1971.
  Miami, FL
  Sennheiser HD650 headphone w/Cardas cable; Oppo BDP-83; Lehmannaudio Black Cube Linear USB Headphone Amplifier; AudioQuest Sidewinder cable.

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Marlena Shaw: Live in Tokyo          (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 12, 2011

Eighty-Eight's (as in: this label belongs to Producer Yasohachi "88" Itoh) is part of Sony. Itoh's profile at Village Records says, "In 1978, he joined CBS/SONY, where he oversaw foreign jazz artists including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Weather Report. He also produced domestic jazz/fusion ... more
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Petrushka - Litton        (10 of 19 found this review helpful)
  May 5, 2011

This is not the volcanic performance of the Rite I was hoping for. Extra bass can't make up for a lack of brutality. The percussionist (actually, I think there should be two of them, but I'll treat them as one) is a great disappointment. He's almost dainty. Yes, the bass is deep, yes it's loud. But ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Jansons        (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
  October 15, 2010

A superbly recorded Mahler 5th. Unfortunately, after a great start, the performance peters out. The orchestra cannot be faulted, as they play with consummate skill throughout. It is Jansons who fails to sustain vitality and cohesion through to the end. You might prefer this release to Jonathan ... more

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Discussion: Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Manze
June 11, 2012
After making a definitive statement, I go back and listen to the recording I made the statement about with a more critical ear and often come away with a different conclusion. Happens again and again. I just listened to the Mackerras Brahms 2nd, this time more critically, and ended up disliking it. (Yet just yesterday it was heavenly!) Months ago ... more
Discussion: Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Manze
June 11, 2012
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Discussion: Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto, Violin Concerto - Oistrakh
April 24, 2012
There's a great Triple Concerto conducted by Fricsay though not as yet on SACD: ... more
Discussion: Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos - Heifetz/Reiner
April 24, 2012
Mariss Jansons conducts a wonderful Brahms Violin Concerto with Julian Rachlin on violin. At least in the second and third movements it beats Heifetz and Oistrakh in my opinion ... more
SACD Why bother?
April 24, 2012
After switching to an apple computer, iTunes got me downloading music for convenience' sake, but music just doesn't sound as good. Definitely give SACD a try. There are just too many classic recordings that aren't available on SACD yet (or cost an arm and a leg) otherwise I would do all my listening on SACD. ... more