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  November 28, 2007

This forms part of the CBS Mahler cycle recorded by Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra during the Sixties up to the mid-70s. Previously Sony had released only the First Symphony on a single layer SACD, very ungenerously shorn of its ... more
  October 7, 2007

This is a fine 'easy listening' version of this greatest of romantic ballets, presented complete. The conducting emphasises the lyrical aspects of the work, and underplays the theatrical and symphonic aspects of the score as exemplified by the recordings of Dorati , Gergiev and Mravinsky . The ... more
  September 17, 2007

This is a highly recommendable 2 SACD set of contemporary music, in eclectic compositional styles, which will appeal to those who like jazz, New Age, baroque and romantic classical music. Because of this versatility, it would make an interesting present for a music lover. I had not heard of this ... more
  June 12, 2007

SACD comparisons : Bach BWV 1043-- Hilary Hahn, LA Chamber Orch/ Kahane DGG 474639 Brahms Op. 102 -- Fischer, Müller-Schott, Netherlands Philharmonic/ Kreizberg PentaTone 5186066 BMG continues their release of the Heifetz stereo discography with three 'Double' concertos. The Bach was recorded in ... more
  June 11, 2007

This is a very high ranking second tier interpretation which is made to sound outstanding by virtue of the glorious orchestral playing and recording. Or, to put it another way, this is an excellent performance of a goodish interpretation of a great romantic symphony. Jansons is not a conductor I ... more

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