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Lloyd: Symphony No. 4 Lloyd        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 15, 2006

George Lloyd (1913 – 1998) – Symphony No 4 (Arctic) – Albany SO conducted by the composer Albany TROY 498 (SACD stereo) recorded 7-8 December, 1987 in Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. George Lloyd’s music lay pretty much undiscovered by the postwar listening public until Edward Downes performed the ... more
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 - Munch        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  November 14, 2006

This is another addendum to Ramesh's excellent review above. Mendelssohn's music seems to be enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in recent years and hardly a month goes by that another important recording appears of his music. He started working on the "Italian" symphony in 1830 on a visit to ... more
Herbeck: Symphony No. 4 - Haselböck        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  November 14, 2006

NCA - Johann von Herbeck: Symphony No. 4 in D minor "Organ Symphony", Symphonic Variations in F major I was initially extremely disappointed by this music. My first reactions were: "This SACD comes with a lovely booklet in a digipack, full of interesting information, excellent illustrations, some ... more
Berwald: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 - RPO/Bolton        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 14, 2006

Berwald Symphonies 3 and 4 - RPO Bolton These are very good performances, with excellent playing from the RPO, of these still underrated works. I'd love to hear them live. Whilst I'm pleased to add this disc to my collection, I feel that some of the wittiness of these works doesn't communicate ... more
Ravel: Bolero, La Valse, Rapsodie Espagnole - Munch        (16 of 17 found this review helpful)
  May 15, 2005

Stereo sonics: top sound I had thought of leaving my little review at that but...... This wonderful SACD arrived a week ago and, having listened to it quite captivated by the wonderful performances and superb engineering, I was surprised that it had not been reviewed here. Indeed, it had attracted ... more

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