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Prieres sans Paroles - Hardenberger/Preston          (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  September 21, 2004

This SACD is certainly "off the beaten track" repertoire-wise.BIS is one of few record companies today that dare to venture into new territories.But just like their earlier Takemitsu disc which I like very much,this is a disc that gradually reveals it's true value. It is a bit like exploring a ... more
Beethoven: Piano Trios - Kempf Trio        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  September 21, 2004

What can I do? more than add, also my praise, to yet another winner from BIS.This SACD contains two classical masterpieces.This time we are treated to Beethoven's well known Archduke Trio, and the lesser known,but IMO equally exciting Trio Opus 1 No3 in C minor.If you think early Beethoven might ... more
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Quintet - Martin Fröst        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  September 21, 2004

Another brilliant SACD from BIS.Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is a major masterpiece that unfolds as naturally as a flower.And from soloist Martin Fröst we are getting an interpretation that IMO is almost as close to perfection as the piece itself. Not only is Martin Fröst's playing fantastic ,he has ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Francesca da Rimini - Neeme Järvi          (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  July 6, 2004

I have to say that I certainly disagree with the earlier review of this stunning disc. Ok, it may not be quite the equal of the old Leningrad Mravinsky, early sixties DGG LP version as far as the interpretation is concerned. That one is still the classic against which all newcomers have to be ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Netherlands PO/Haenchen          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  March 13, 2004

I'd like to add my support to the two other reviews here of this disc. The Performance is not quite the equal of Karajan's Berliners or Bernstein's Vienna Philarmonic recordings, both on DG. But the recording is so natural and so realistic that it makes it difficult even to listen to the harsh and ... more

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