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Queen: A Day at the Races      (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  August 7, 2012

Queen has been on my "todo" list for along time, waiting for the prejudice from being subjected to radio repetition to fade. It took 15 years, and with the SHM releases I bit the bullet on these releases. I'm pleasantly surprised to find that this album, comprised of songs which I haven't heard, is ... more
  May 6, 2012

Excellent tone by the violinist. These gentle piano and violin duets are ideal late night music. The recording is excellent, they're a charming duo and currently playing in front of my fireplace.
Debussy: Complete Piano Music - Walter Gieseking        (7 of 15 found this review helpful)
  April 30, 2012

I'm new to Debussy, Satie meets Eine Kleine Nachtmusik? His own quote best describes this disc (at least the first so far!) 'Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes" The music on this disc is wonderful, and performance is gentle and ... more
Live in Tokyo 1970 - Szell      (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  April 27, 2012

Spirited performance, Szell gets stuck in, no whispy strings here. Sounds like a concert, a bit closer than the walter performances. Slightly brighter presentation which will please those who find some SACD's too smooth. However, it doesn't become strident, you can still tell the strings are using ... more
Beethoven: Violin Concerto - Oistrakh        (4 of 11 found this review helpful)
  April 20, 2012

This recording and performance are wonderful. Oistrakh never sounds wispy and leads the orchestra (conducted superbly by Cluytens, so no suprises there). I'm so glad a friend introduced me to Oistrakh, they dont make them like this anymore.

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