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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Haitink
(6 of 35 found this review helpful)
December 22, 2006
DISAPPOINTING...I expected so much better than this from this conductor. This music deserves so much more. Haitink is merely sleepwalking here. The performance is forgettable and undistinguished in a very crowded field. I would avoid this one. It's underpowered, uninspired and uninspiring. Where's ...
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Rubinstein/Reiner
(4 of 9 found this review helpful)
December 21, 2006
Miraculous. Astonishing. Unbelievable. This is the finest performance of Brahm's First Piano Concerto that I have yet encountered. Rubinstein knows no equal (I have compared this performance to those of Arrau, Serkin, Azhkenazy, Gilels, Curzon ... etc.). For a recording that's over 50 years old, ...