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What about this, Mr. Paganini? - Saschko Gawriloff
(2 of 4 found this review helpful)
April 27, 2010
As already noted, the central premise of this disc is that the same Sarabande from Bach's Partita in D minor is performed on 7 different violins, including an Amati, a Gaudagnini, two different Guarneris, a Strad and a Vuillaume. An exciting and fun project (even if it has been done before). Would ...
Ravel: Retrospection - Dejan Lazic
(5 of 9 found this review helpful)
April 3, 2010
Lazic's Ravel is, at times, most agreeable. At other times, it can sound like a cross between late Beethoven and Tchaikovsky ... I find it often lacking in colour or mystery or dynamics (volume). If anything, I find his Ravel too clear, too distinct, too etude-ish, too de-constructed, and lacking ...
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder - Esa-Pekka Salonen
(7 of 12 found this review helpful)
February 20, 2010
* Performance: I am in full agreement with Geohominid's review on the performance which is very fine, on all levels, and particularly so when one considers that this is a live performance with exceptional ensemble work. * Sonics (stereo): One can tell in the first 20 seconds that there are ...
Martinu: The Piano Trios - Kinsky Trio Prague
(7 of 17 found this review helpful)
February 16, 2010
I particularly enjoy Martinu's music, and was looking forwards to this SACD. Alas, this one is a gross disappointment. There are two major problems. First, the balance between the instruments is completely wrong: the piano is overly dominant, with a weak violin and cello sound. For a chamber music ...
Der Junge Beethoven - Martin Stadtfeld
(6 of 7 found this review helpful)
February 16, 2010
This might be a single disc, but it is really two different recordings, in two different halls, at two different times, of two distinct musical forms. Part 1: Early Beethoven Solo works __________________________________ Recorded: August 2009 Dortmund The repertoire here is early Beethoven ...