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  Rainbow Body - Atlanta Symphony/Spano
  "Rainbow Body" Theofanidis, Barber, Copland, Higdon

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano (conductor)
Track listing:
  1. Theofanidis: Rainbow Body
2. Barber: Symphony No. 1
3. Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring
4. Higdon: blue cathedral
  Classical - Orchestral
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Reviews: 3

Review by mwagner1962 May 10, 2005 (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
I have become a big fan of the Atlanta Symphony. I remember hearing them as only a fairly good orchestra under Robert Shaw (no disrespect, but he was a better CHORAL conductor than he was as a symphony conductor). I can back this up as a veteran of the 1991 recording/performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, as I was a member of one of the two choirs from Ohio State. After Robert Shaw, Yoel Levi took the orchestra to a higher level, all in anticipation of Robert Spano...who is now taking the orchestra even further!!

I bought this recording primarily for the Barber 1st Symphony. That selection is worth 5 stars. The sounds and passion make that piece worth the whole disc.

However, I have started to really like the works by Higdon and Theofanidis. I have not really listened to the Copland, but if it is as well played and recorded as the three other pieces, it should be just peachy as well.

High marks to Telarc for another great SACD, with excellent sound, imaging, and overall quality. I imagine that everyone will find at least one or two favorites on this recording!!!

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Review by audiofreak May 31, 2006 (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
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Very good sound, but as with most other Telarc recordings not as transparent as the competitors (BIS, Dacapo, some Pentatone's etc.). I guess this could be due to Telarcs choice of audio cabling (Monster and MIT) - none of these are really top-class regarding micro-detailing and transparancy. Maybe it's time for Telarc to upgrade their HW?

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Review by thepilot September 3, 2004 (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Wonderful pieces (especially Higdon's) and a multichannel recording able to transport the listener to heaven. An indispensable disc for Hif-i fanatics and music lovers as well.

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Works: 4  

Samuel Barber - Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring (Suite)
Jennifer Higdon - Blue Cathedral
Christopher Theofanidis - Rainbow Body