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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 - Litton        (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  June 19, 2009

ADHD Summary: A markedly different approach to solving the Mendelssohn #2 problem; both less and more satisfactory than the old DoubleMint Gum, this recording is really two, two, two performances in one. The Sinfonia part lacks drama, and the choral 2/3rds makes up for it. In terms of enjoyable ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (trans. piano) - Prague Piano Duo          (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 29, 2009

ADHD Summary: This disc is something of a mixed bag. If you are a fan of Liszt's transcriptions of the works of everyone else, you will probably enjoy this disc, but be disappointed if you were expecting Liszt's level of quality. If you are a pianist in search of fringe material, you may enjoy it, ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 - Paavo Järvi          (11 of 11 found this review helpful)
  March 13, 2009

ADHD Summary: Another worthy release in this series. As with the 4&7 and 3&8 discs, more is revealed in the lesser known symphonies. The sound is close and well defined. Good Fifth, but buy it for the standard setting First. TOC: - the performances - the sound The performances: Sym #5: I ... more
O'Regan: Threshold of Night          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 30, 2008

ADHD Summary: This is early 21st century choral music, and it is a grab bag of moderately challenging "pseud-a-cappella" pieces by a young composer. It is an album that is both more and less of what it promises to be. The recording is excellent, and in the spirit of double-talk, I endorse it ... more
Haydn: String Quartets Op. 20 - Pellegrini Quartett        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  August 13, 2008

ADHD Summary: The king is dead -- long live the new king of recordings. This is my current "best recording I have heard of anything," replacing the Martinu Quartets on Praga that I reviewed in November of 2006. It is also a wonderfully interesting performance of the Op 20 set, and should be added ... more

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