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  Hartwig Hanser
  Oppo BDP93
Anthem mrx300
Acurus A100x3
B&W CDM NT7, Matrix 1/II, MJAcoustics Ref 1/II

Found: 5

Grieg: Music for String Orchestra - Tognetti        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 7, 2012

The Grieg String quartet is IMO an overlook gem; it can easily compete with the much better known works by Dvorak or Brahms. It is a "orchestral" sounding piece with a lot of doublestops which makes it a natural candidate for a string orchestra version. The Australien Chamber ORchestra plays it ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 - Neeme Järvi        (16 of 16 found this review helpful)
  July 17, 2010

I have to give a different opinion here. For me, this recording is a revelation. Finally somebody seems to read the notes as they are written. After decades of mystifying and celebrating Bruckner to death by using ever more time and extending his already massive works ever more, somebody dares to ... more
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique - RPO/Mackerras        (7 of 11 found this review helpful)
  April 15, 2005

The Interpretation is OK, althought nothing special. I especially like the Roman Carnival. But the (multichannel) sound is a real letdown: It sounds as if a RBCD has been processed through a Dolby prologic II decoder: the surround effect is almost too strong and sound very fake. The whole sound ... more
Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos - Heifetz/Munch        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  February 21, 2005

Hearing all that praise for the RCA series I ordered the Heifetz disc with Beethoven and Mendelssohn and was bitterly disappointed, sonically as well as by the interpretation (at least Heifetz´ take on Beethoven; the Mendelssohn is played OK). They ARE 50 year old recordings and you hear it and ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies - Jaap van Zweden          (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  October 19, 2004

I must admit to be a fan of historical informed practice and have listened mostly to Norringtons recording with the London Classical Players on original instruments. The Zweden recording nicely combines important elements of this kind of interpretation (swift tempi, clear rhythmic impulses, strong ... more

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Discussion: Schnittke: Symphony No. 3 - Jurowski
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Back to topic: Has anybody compared with the classic BIS recording of this symphony on RBCD, that I own and like very much? Any improvements apart of surround and technical specs? Interpretation? ... more
Discussion: Schubert: String Quintet - Kuijken Quartet, Boulanger
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Like the Auryn on Tacet as well. Great use of surround sound, and some interesting editorial decisions. So is the last bar of the exposition of the first movement only heard the first time, not in the repetion, leading on to the development; which makes sense musically. Similar with repetitions in the Scherzo. Probably Schubert forgot some ... more