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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 - Mari Kodama
(5 of 6 found this review helpful)
June 3, 2009
Well Im suprised none of the site reviewers have posted on this one?. Firstly I held off buying something so early in the Maestros career thinking it would be slighter Beethoven than his much appreciated later sonatas and solo works. The first things that struck me on first playing was the the sonic ...
Weingartner: Symphony No. 6 - Letonja
(4 of 4 found this review helpful)
June 3, 2009
Sheer unaldulterated Pleasure from start to finish.Likely to be my and many others sacd disc of the year. Forget the rather counter productive descriptive title of the very melodic and flowing symphony. Yes there is undispited similarity to numerous other Romatic composers as per Castors review but ...
Scriabin: Preludes, Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 - Vesselin Stanev
(3 of 5 found this review helpful)
May 21, 2009
Born on Christmas Day,Mother died within a year, went into hysterics as a child when he and the piano were parted as it was moved to its summer home,along with his personal idiosyncronies make Alex an interesting character enough for a film. His musical style which he seems to limit to solo piano ...
Heimat 3 - Edgar Reitz
(1 of 2 found this review helpful)
March 17, 2009
Big Suprise ,A rewarding varied musical item comprising excerpts from the 6 hour plus third part of the trilogy (Love Story? set in Germany)of which I had not the first clue about.Subtitles Chronicles of Endings and Beginings. The disc starts with an Excellent Overture/Choral which would not be out ...
Rickie Lee Jones: The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
(2 of 4 found this review helpful)
February 21, 2009
Im totally in agreement with brusers review and the stereo version is a stunner sonically.(Warts and all acuratly recorded from from the sessions give it a very live/studio feel) Ironic that probably Dr Selbys longest review is so way out and more people found it helpful..Perhaps he should have ...