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Mahler: Symphony No. 6 - Eschenbach        (12 of 19 found this review helpful)
  March 21, 2007

ADHD summary: This short review is mostly about the sonics. On the basis of the excellent review by Seth, I bought the SACD on Monday. I have no desire to become the sound curmudgeon and bête noire of, but there must be two versions of this disc, and I have the bad one. The ... more
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri - Netherlands Bach Society          (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 10, 2006

ADHD Summary: A wonderful and interesting release from Channel Classics. Get it for these reasons: It is good to hear some non-organ Buxtehude; great recording. There are some oddities in the performance about which I hope some other reader can educate me. See below. I Admit it: *********** In ... more
Schubert: Death and the Maiden, Mahler: Adagietto - Kofman        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 22, 2006

ADHD summary: As mentioned in the discussion thread, this is an unusual disc in terms of the ability to understand its target market. Sonically, it is excellent, and if you are interested in very early Mahler it may appeal to you. Review ******** The Music Mahler's not-quite-finished ... more
Martinu: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 5 - Kocian Quartet          (11 of 11 found this review helpful)
  November 7, 2006

ADHD Summary: This is the finest string quartet SACD that I have yet heard, and "finest" should be construed to include the playing, the repertoire, and the recording. The sound is amazingly lifelike, yet there is a chance you will not like it, so read on. Review ****** The Music This disc ... more
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 - Kofman        (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  November 3, 2006

ADHD Summary: If you are unfamiliar with this work, this recording is a fine choice with which to begin your exploration. However, "8" is one of the more complex of Shostakovich's symphonies to get "right." The sound is good, but we expect that, yes? Buying the disc *************** Tower Records ... more

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