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Bach: The Six Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo - Lara St. John
(12 of 14 found this review helpful)
July 3, 2008
ADHD Summary: This album is the most enjoyable one I have of these Bach Warhorses, but I hope St. John's performance is neither your first nor your only exposure to the music. The recording avoids all the problems I usually associate with solo instrumental recordings. A winner, even with the ...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 - Hewitt
(11 of 11 found this review helpful)
November 5, 2007
ADHD Summary: This disc is truly showcase quality in terms of sound. The music is familiar, but the performances are unusual and/or memorable. You really should read the liner notes before listening at all to the music. The piano is a Fazioli, which has a sound for which the word /unique/ is a ...
Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica - Reiner
(13 of 16 found this review helpful)
August 26, 2007
ADHD Summary: The Amazon review(er) said: "My reviews of the recordings of Fritz Reiner are starting to become monotonous; excellent sound and wonderful interpretation!" It helps to actually listen to the disc, I suppose. This is not Strauss's best music. The music is well played, enjoyable, but ...
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - Reiner
(19 of 19 found this review helpful)
August 24, 2007
ADHD Summary: Does the world need another recording of Das Lied? Well, it does need this one, and so do you. Excellent performance; very good recording. This is only the second SACD to which I shall give a "must buy," even though it is not flawless. Back story: Last weekend, Glenda went ...
Solo - Yo-Yo Ma
(3 of 4 found this review helpful)
April 17, 2007
ADHD Summary: Yes, Virginia, other composers besides Bach wrote music for solo 'cello. This disc is a well conceived sampling of 20th Century works, with one major recording problem that less than 10% of listeners will detect. This disc is often on sale for $9.99 as a "cut out," and yet it is worth ...