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Sonatas - Magdalena Kaltcheva        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 1, 2008

Well Ive waited a long time before even attempting to review this remarkable disc. Hoped someone else who actual plays the geet would do the honours. Firstly I wanted to be able to get through it one listen without ecstatic stopping or just plain exhaustion. Magdalena Kaltcheva from Bulgaria was ... more
Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme etc. - Paavo Järvi          (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  September 30, 2008

I bought this on a whim basically for the sextet which I saw performed live in LAs Disney Hall and wanted a disc for memories.This version with additional strings really does fit that bill. Previously I had struggled with the main work "Le Bourgeois" and I hadnt realized the Duet was an orchestral ... more
Rachmaninov - Anna Valentik        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  September 26, 2008

First the Plaudits,Superb Recording quality,(Morten Lindberg) The Music ,The playing..and ...A proper sacd case. The brickbats...Only 33 minutes of fine playing? Ive got longer sides on vinyl..The liner notes also very short and only in norwegian/german with almost nothing about the music..and the ... more
Riisager: Benzin - Owain Arwel Hughes        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  July 19, 2008

Hardly a household name but another suprisingly excellent disc from Dacaopo.The varied works and the Opening Ballet Benzin,Petrol in English or Gasoline west of the pond.(GAS is something totally different in the English Dictionary.) Quality wise the recording is up with the best again and ... more
Russian Nights - Erich Kunzel          (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 2, 2008

Russian Nights with Spanish, Hungarian and Armennian liberties. I must admit to being sceptical about buying a Russian disc by an orchestra that had underperformed on a Dukas disc.No worries whatsovever. Starting with a half decent but slightly repetetive Russlan which seemed slightly better for ... more

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