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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Overtures - Alsop
April 21, 2005
It says something for changing tastes that after the Beethoven symphonies, the most popular symphonies released on high resolution media appear to be Mahler and Mozart, with Schubert and Brahms lagging behind. Sony released a rather creaky Walter Brahms 4 in their original tranche, cheekily without ...
Wagner: Overtures & Preludes - Varviso/Schumacher
April 21, 2005
An absolutely splendid demonstration disc of Wagner. Pentatone's description of it as 'Preludes and overtures' is utterly correct, because apart from the status of the Siegfried Idyll, this is what you get; the 'Tristan'prelude ends with a judder, without a tonic resolution that others have ...
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Karajan (1962)
(11 of 12 found this review helpful)
April 20, 2005
I heartily recommend this magnificent performance on stereo only SACD, not only to listen to again and again, but to introduce a neophyte to SACD, to show how classic old performances can be rejuvenated by the new medium, assuming the reproducing equipment is of more than 'mid-fi' level. For the ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Abbado
(14 of 17 found this review helpful)
April 18, 2005
This splendid disc makes a welcome return in SACD guise, in a sumptuous presentation of 2 SACDs, my only cavail being the 2 channel SACD mix could easily have been accommodated on one disc. The magnificent liner notes by Donald Mitchell are an obligatory read, easily one of the best to grace any ...