User Details - rosenkavalier817

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  Matthew Martinez
  Opera fan, SACD addict.
  Newport Beach, CA
  Onkyo TX-SR805, Oppo BDP-93, Vandersteen 2ce Signature II, VCC-5, 1B.

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Our Favorite Things - Bennett/Church/Domingo/Williams      (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  December 5, 2007

I suppose I bought this SACD because I have very little popular Christmas music on SACD. I'm a big Domingo fan and figured it'd be worth a shot - boy was I wrong! Performance wise, there are a few nice solo performances by Domingo, but the sound quality takes away from the performances a bit. I'm ... more
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - Karajan        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 23, 2006

I'm very glad that I did end up getting this disc. I heard the Harmonia Mundi recording of the Brahms requiem and just couldn't get into it all that much. I appreciated the high resolution surround sound, but didn't care for the performance at all. It felt very wanting to me. In any case, this ... more

Latest Posts

Discussion: Brahms: Symphonies - Chailly
June 9, 2015
I bought a copy several months ago and it didn't play, like some of the reviews noted. I'd bet those Amazon Warehouse copies have been returned for the same reason. ... more
Streaming Classical Music - the metadata problem
June 4, 2015
Obviously, it's not perfect. Anyone who has worked with digital files of classical music has been dealing with this problem for years to the point that users like myself end up compromising and devising their own metadata system to figure out what works for them. At $10 a month, there is an absurd amount of material (classical and non-classical) ... more
Upcoming SACD releases
May 15, 2015
The text of this post has been deleted by the moderator. Reason: Vendor links - please don't do it. ... more
Your favorite Mahler cycle
April 1, 2015
I like Fischer a lot, but I think Jansons may top his. Will have to go back and listen! ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - Zander
March 5, 2015
I was not a fan of the MC sound when I reviewed the recording last year, but am curious to go back and check again. ... more