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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 etc. - Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo          (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
  August 21, 2011

This disc contains: Bartok: Divertimento for strings Sz.118 Dvorak: serenade in D-minor op. 44 Prokofiev: Symhony #1 "Classical" in that particular order Bartok's divertimento fits the least to the other two compositions when considering common features of the tree works presented. Kioi Hall, ... more
Ravel, Debussy, Massenet - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet        (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 17, 2010

I have lent some time to this particular disc to grow on in my ears. Up to this release I have been very pleased and satisfied with the Supraphon release of Ravel's concertos with Boris Krajny and Prague Chamber Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek. While Debussy's underrated Fantasie is a complete ... more
Berlioz: Requiem - Spano          (6 of 11 found this review helpful)
  April 7, 2010

Sorry to spoil the party again. "Grande messe des morts" belongs amongst rare examples of 19th century music, that I can listen to repeatedly. I was introduced to this marvel by Ricardo Chially w. LSO (Double RBCD obviously) which is still referrence recording for me. Then I have had the ... more
Umo Jazz Orchestra: One More Time        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  March 29, 2010

Very good stereo DSD recording. The Canadians have 2 extraordinary hornists: Jon Hassell (see Fascinoma on this site) and Kenny Wheeler Kenny Wheeler presents new and old repertoire here (Sea Lady and W.W. belongs amongst finest New Jazz recordings on ECM label). Here he and Norma Winstone ... more
Strauss: Elektra - Bychkov        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  March 2, 2010

A special opportunity to meet Strauss in multichannel again.... I have bought this doubledisc due to Felicity Palmer's presence as Klytämnestra, since I adore her "Kabanicha" (sung in Czech), stepmother of "Katya Kabanova" (written by Janacek) with Glyndebourne Festival under Derek Bailey. ... more

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