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Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet), etc - Dorati        (9 of 11 found this review helpful)
  October 20, 2004

Wow!!!What a disc! This recording climbs right to the top of the list of my most desirable SACDs. This SACD is in many respects head and shoulders above most of the modern competiton regarding lifelike and truly realistic recording quality of big orchestral music. Recorded almost half a century ago ... more
Harvard Composers - Mendelssohn String Quartet          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 5, 2004

Another venture off the beaten track,from BIS. I must confess that I hadn't even heard of any of the composers on this excellent disc,apart from Walter Piston. But if I was less than raving about the actual music on the latest BIS SACD I reviewed here ,I'm more impressed here.The music is very ... more
Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar, Landkjenning etc. - Ruud          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  September 26, 2004

Another sonic spectacular from BIS.Just like Chandos, BIS delivers consistently excellent recordings.This disc is so realistically recorded that I find nothing to complain about whatsoever as far as the sound quality is concerned. This is a State of the Art recording that ought to be heard by anyone ... more
Vaughan Williams: London Symphony - Hickox        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  September 24, 2004

Marvellous,fantastic, very,very good.No wonder this disc received the disc of the Year award from Gramophone in 2001..IMO this is Vaughan William's best symphony,with scoring that is so atmospheric and captivating and so full of good tunes,that it keeps me almost entranced, from beginning to end, ... more
  September 22, 2004

This is my second SACD from Albany.And like the first one I reviewed here, with symphonies by Morton Gould and Roy Harris,this disc has given me much joy.The music here is quite varied in temperament.The disc begins with a hauntingly beautiful and very atmospheric work by the american composer ... more

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