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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 - RPO/Sanderling        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 25, 2005

I took a chance on this and didnt realise it was not THE Sanderling.but Stefan...a younger version with a few similarities.He trained with Masur and it is evident,,,...I started with the Italian Symphony (4)because This has been one of my favourite symphonies for 40 years.I prefer a sunny relaxed ... more
Brahms: Variations for piano solo - Schmitt-Leonardy        (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 25, 2005

Had this only a day and it was cheap..I am a succer for variations....initial impressions when starting with Paganini Variations were a bit mixed..Seemed as though engineer was too frightened to put the mikes close up...recent DGG items Lang Lang etc were excellent,,,this by comparison seemed ... more
Robert Earl Keen: No Kinda Dancer        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  April 7, 2005

Ok I bid on an ebay item going cheap.Never heard of The artist and was suprise winner..My good luck.....SACD quality wise I wouldnt have expected great things but tonally this is near perfect.It doesnt present the recording engineer with any great problems but proves sacd can enhance the ... more
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies - Masur        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  April 2, 2005

I would like to congratulate the pilot on a "spot on" review and I can only disagree on some small points...not original dsd recording but the description is perfect..These apparantly have always been considered top quality and I confess that Ive had 15 or so full sets of this cycle and this set ... more
  April 1, 2005

I must admit that Ive had this sacd for a year and played it several times but cannot get into the first few tracks..Its not the music ....The easy stuff seems later on....Its just me?...quality wise I agree with first review but didnt post for whatever reason and I had always intended to put it on ... more

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