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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - Yablonsky        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 5, 2004

Another mixed bag with good playing but questionable sonics. I was very afraid of Yablonsky's Shostakovich. The conductor has a past tendency to play theatrics and artificially exaggerate contrasts of fast vs. slow and loud vs. soft. In this recording, those mannerisms are subdued and kept to a ... more
Lukas Foss: Griffelkin - Boston Modern Orchestra Project        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 5, 2004

Griffelkin the little devil comes of age and turns ten years old. Time for the little devil to begin making mischief. He is sent to the real world and brings statues alive, before meeting a girl whose mother is ill. After some wild chases and other devilish events, Griffelkin cures the mother and is ... more
Bryn Terfel: Sings Favourites        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 27, 2003

This album really has every type of song you might think of: compositions by classical composers, opera extracts, duets, lyrics added to excerpts from symphonies, film songs, traditional, religious... It might sound like a pot pourri which may not necessarily work, but the different songs do work ... more
Mendelssohn/Bruch: Violin Concertos - Midori        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 16, 2003

Well, if her Mendelssohn violin concerto isn't a classic, it has a lot to be enjoyed. There are a couple of moments, especially in the opening minutes, where Midori's playing seems hesitant, as if she were afraid to move on to the next note. But all that disappears after a while, and she provides a ... more
Dallas Christmas Gala - Litton        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  November 3, 2003

Christmas in surround! Woohoo! Christmas in Dallas? Now there's a thought. I don't know what Christmas looks like in a place like Dallas where the average temperature for December is 8°C, but from the performance on this disc, it must be a happy time. Nevermind that this was recorded in ... more

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