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Mendelssohn: Complete Concertos - Markiz
(5 of 5 found this review helpful)
April 9, 2009
First, just a clarification to the previous review by vsoft: He may be right that this may not sound like a good SUPER-AUDIO disc, but neither does it sound like MP3. Actually, it sounds exactly like the pretty good-sounding original PLAIN discs (RBCDs) from BIS. BIS explain the process in the ...
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8 - Paavo Järvi
(14 of 15 found this review helpful)
September 9, 2007
This is a revelatory disc. Of the (too?) many dozens of discs I've purchased recently, this is one of the most exciting. If, like Mr. Leach above, you look for what Bernstein (once my prime preference), Scherchen, Abbado et al. provide, you're not going to find it here. Instead, you'll find a fresh ...
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Glenn Gould
(11 of 15 found this review helpful)
June 9, 2007
Don't let anyone fool you this re-performance is anything much like Glenn Gould's. It doesn't even sound like any living pianist attempting to ape Gould – any living person would focus on emulating the ESSENCE of a Gouldian performance, but this is exactly what is missing here. Missing are the ...
High Performance - Boston Pops/Fiedler
(8 of 9 found this review helpful)
May 14, 2007
I bought this SACD in eBay, and, luckily enough, the seller has been willing to accept it back with full refund. On a reasonably good system (see
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Supreme Jazz: Count Basie
(2 of 6 found this review helpful)
April 28, 2007
Have you ever bothered to imagine how a 5.1-channel MONOPHONIC disc might sound? :-) Well, here is your chance to find out, though it's not GUARANTEED to be mono, as Membran are not very explicit about any reprocessing the (surely mono) recording has been gone thru. The nylon-sealed carton that ...