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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 - Fischer          (7 of 15 found this review helpful)
  August 10, 2009

In my latest review of Mahler´s 4th, also on Channel Classics, I really slipped into both ”deep Zen Mood and babble mode!” I will try to be a bit more brief and to the point, in this review. Once again , Magic has happened! A new recording of this standard repertoire work has made me almost ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Fischer          (4 of 11 found this review helpful)
  August 2, 2009

Anybody here wants a return ticket to HEAVEN? Here is probably one of the best offers you could ever expect to get! I am absolutely up in the clouds over this disc! Here is why! Ok ,first of all, I must admit that I too raised an eybrow or two at the first playing during those first bars . But ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Reiner        (12 of 13 found this review helpful)
  August 25, 2005

This is in my opinion one of the VERY BEST Living Stereos so far! And we have already had quite a few good ones. I find both the interpretation by Reiner,the playing by the CSO and the recording by Lewis Layton, absolutely outstanding! Reiner lets us hear exactly what Mahler wrote no more, no ... more
David Chesky: Violin, Flute Concertos - Area 31        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 28, 2005

While basically agreeing with "raffel's" review I'm not quite as enthusiastic about this disc as he obviously is.And I see no reason to downgrade other discs. It is quite interesting music yes. And very well ,albeit a bit closely recorded, with solo instruments violin and flute,very close ... more
Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Serenade No. 2 - Haitink          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  May 13, 2005

This SACD from LSO Live ,as "nickc",rightly pointed out in his review, is a bit of a mixed bag. The Serenade is better recorded than the Symphony,different balance engineers. But on the other hand I find the Serenade a rather boring exercise piece that I won't listen to very often. The third ... more

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