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Thommessen: Bull's Eye - Herresthal, Gupta        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  March 27, 2008

This is more of a report than a review and is to to add to JJs review. Firstly I would describe the main work 34.17" as a Violin concerto with a very large orchestra in a modern style and occasionaly just wandering into the avante garde. This main work described as a "wrapping of Ole Bulls opera" ... more
Concertos Français        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  January 18, 2008

5 French Delights is an even better title.All beautifully written played and recorded.Varied, entertaining and Very French. Starting with DIndys Oboe led Fantasy on a French folktune.A colourful pleasent orchestration for middle sized orchestra.14,10 seconds of delight and like the restof the disc ... more
Bruch: Der romantische Sinfoniker II - Wolters        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 8, 2008

Well after my less than kind review of the first edition, It is a welcome relief to have this interesting and rewarding disc.No quibble with the quality from the opening Serenade through the Romance and the final Suite for orchestra on a Russian theme.Clearly PCM rather than DSD but recorded in a ... more
Romantic Cello - Kerstin Feltz        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  January 8, 2008

Probably the best recorded Cello Concerto disc ever?.My late winner of last years disc of the year.Also my most expensive and difficult to obtain but well worth it. Compare the sound to Starkers similair MLP and you are light years away and very little difference in playing.I have been startled by ... more
Paysages - Guidarini        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  January 8, 2008

Well Im even more enthusiastic than Castor about this "Landscapes" disc.3 different Picture postcards by French Impressionists that make an ideal partner to Bissies Sseascapes.Agree totally with previous review and that the stereo and playing is top rate and already my disc of the year which is ... more

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