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  David Bowman
  Sony SCD 777ES
McIntosh MC402; c712 preamp
Speakers: Super Aria 3s --from a kit(3 accuton ceramic drivers, 2 8" cabasse woofers)
Technics Sp10 Turntable

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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Grofe - Bernstein      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  April 29, 2005

Bernstein said that the distinctive feature of certain American music is that it is confident and casual. When you look at documentary footage of say, Americans at mid-century, you see it: gum chewing confident and casual. Friendly swagger. Bernstein captures this in this recording. This in not just ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Czech Philharmonic/Ashkenazy        (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
  April 13, 2003

The 9th is arguably Mahlerís finest symphony. The farewell or death theme is usually handled in either an intense way that emphasizes terror, stalking, haunting and fear or in a heavenly organic approach that bids a loving farewell to life. Maybe one measure of the genius of the work is that it can ... more

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November 19, 2005
This is interesting. Could this be a refererance to his wife Alma who refused to give up her affair with Walter Gropius? ... more
Sony Masterworks Heritage Series due for SACD release?
April 27, 2005
I'm all for releasing material that is already on CD, if the sound is superior. Sony has dozens of absolute treasures that deserve the very best sond possible. I would buy the same stuff all over again if it is in dramatically better sound. I think mosts audiophiles would, especially if the price was reasonable. ... more
Digital vs. Vinyl
December 17, 2004
Thanks for you thoughts. Are you saying that you think, ultimately, it may not be possible, at least for now, to capture all the magic of vinyl digitally? Better to stick with vinyl and get my lazy bones up every 20 minutes or so to turn the thing over. ... more
Digital vs. Vinyl
December 14, 2004
I would like to know if you have been successful capturing the magic of vinyl digitally. I tried with an Audigy II Platinum Pro (not pro quality), very convenient. It has a remote and lets you organize your albums nicely. I used Wavelab to record them. At first I felt the sound coming out was just about equivalent to my LPs. I recorded at 24/96. ... more
Digital vs. Vinyl
December 13, 2004
I agree with this part: Several high class performances have found their way on to SA-CD like that, recordings with Carlos Kleiber, Charles Munch, Fritz Reiner, Van Cliburn, Leontine Price, Placido Domingo, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Herbert von Karajan together with world class orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, ... more