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Rider on the Plains - Feldman, Phinney, Wyner, Gambill        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 16, 2009

This disc has already had hyped opinions as the best Cello concerto by an American etc. Well, I am totally in agreement. It is astonishing and technically also quite virtuostic. Once you have heard this you will realize it is the equal of quite a number of other great cello works and certainly more ... more
Harris: Symphony No. 11 - Hobson        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 15, 2009

An interesting and rewarding round up of 20th C American music.The suprising highlight has to be Douglas Moores 2nd Symphony.A 4 movement well written musical piece, entertaining and pleasant on the ear. The disc starts with Morton Goulds Cowboy theme Opus which is a delicious hotch potch of tunes ... more
Tansman: Symphonies Vol. 3 - Caetani        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 27, 2008

This is certainly the most rewarding and interesting of the Chandos Cycle so far.Tansman freely admits borrowing or being influenced by other composers and in these three totally different works you will frequently find references or outright copying of their styles. Listening to all the three ... more
Martin Taylor: Spirit of Django        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 4, 2008

Well I cannot disagree much with the previous review.?. The sonics are as exceptional as is the playing.Probably the nicest Linn sounding disc Ive heard. This is not a guitar tour d force and the line up of Acoustic guitar,Rhythm guitar,Acoustic bass accordian and snare drum only (plus a cabasa?) ... more
Yurie Miura: Impression      (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  October 26, 2008

This Avex classics sacd is not the easiest to find out there.Pity because itcontains an interesting popular variety but slightly misleading title.The mostly well known pieces are French Impressionists pieces. Sonic quality is about as good as it gets from this very young lookin Japanese prizewinning ... more

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