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Piano Works during and after Russian Futurism, Vol. 1 - Thomas Günther
(7 of 8 found this review helpful)
February 14, 2010
This SACD features solo piano works of the Russian Avante Garde by the following 3 composers: * Nikolaj Obuchov (1892-1964): various works for solo piano * Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979): Two Preludes for piano + Etude sur le Carré Magique Sonore op 40 * Sergej Protopopov (1893-1954): Piano Sonata ...
Sibelius: Piano Works - Ashkenazy
(5 of 6 found this review helpful)
January 19, 2010
Piano works by Sibelius: * Valse Triste Op 44 No.1 * Impromptu in B Minor Op 5 No5 * 10 Pieces Op 58 * 5 Pieces Op 85 * 5 Romantic Pieces Op 101 * 5 Esquisses Op 114 * Valse Triste again (now played on Sibelius' piano, in his house) The piano pieces on this SACD are generally somewhat 'lighter' ...
Mozart: Requiem - Karajan
(8 of 15 found this review helpful)
December 27, 2009
This is a 1975 analog recording converted to DSD. The booklet states that the SACD layer is 96 kHz / 24 bit PCM Stereo and 96 kHz / 24 bit PCM 5.1 Surround Sound; I am not sure what is meant (in this context) by the 96 kHz / 24 bit claim ... presumably it means that it was re-mastered from analog at ...
Schubert: Complete Works for Violin and Piano Vol. 1 - Fischer, Helmchen
(6 of 11 found this review helpful)
September 27, 2009
It is possible that one applies higher standards to those we have come to expect high standards from. And I certainly had high expectations for this release. Alas, I don't feel those expectations have been met in this instance. The performances of the Schubert Sonatinas are generally crisp and ...
Harpsichord Clavecin - Anne Galowich/Jos van Immerseel
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
May 18, 2009
THIS really IS A GEM ... and gems are rare, and especially delightful when they are unexpected. I came across this by pure chance entirely because it is on SACD ...To me, that is part of the fun of SACD - searching for new things, which I would probably have never found nor tried had it just been ...