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Billy Joel: The Stranger        (2 of 40 found this review helpful)
  June 25, 2012

Why bother with this two channel disc, when the original Sony/CBS issue was MCH and in surround?
Ravel, Debussy, Massenet - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet        (2 of 12 found this review helpful)
  May 12, 2011

OOM-PAH-PAH, OOM-PAH-PAH... This is disc contains the most prosaic and pedestrian performance of the middle movement of the Ravel Concerto in G that I have ever heard. Bavouzet and Tortelier sound like they are in such a hurry they completely miss the point of the most beautiful, lyrical melody ... more
Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual      (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 12, 2011

Great performances, but TERRIBLE, compressed sonics... DO NOT BUY SECOND HAND... Not worth the money... It is bad on RBCD and TERRIBLE on SACD...
Mozart: Gran Partita - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 6, 2011

Excellent performance by a brilliant Dutch wind ensemble of one of the great masterpieces of wind-band music. The audience finally makes its presence known by their applause at the end, and it is very well deserved. This is a phenomenal disc. BRAVO!!! I won't write more, as the previous reviews ... more
Ives/Brandt, Copland - Michael Tilson Thomas        (10 of 13 found this review helpful)
  February 14, 2011

This is excellent! The Ives/Brandt is as craggy as the Concord Sonata in its piano version, but the orchestral color makes it less severe. The recording quality is first-class. For an excellent version of Concord on piano, check out Aimard or Hamelin on RBCD. The Copland Organ Symphony is quite ... more

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Discussion: Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie - Shipway
September 10, 2012
I have purchased a number of releases with this same orchestra, and I hear the same issues with the trombones. Also, having a record producer insult me will not make his orchestra play any better. ... more
Discussion: Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie - Shipway
September 10, 2012
I have no argument with Robert von Bahr... I really think he is an artist with a microphone, but poor orchestra playing is still poor orchestra playing, no matter how much insults want to be hurled by a producer, who has a financial interest in selling discs, no matter what. I just happens the emperor's clothes are sometimes lacking... I really ... more
Discussion: Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie - Shipway
September 10, 2012
Three problems... The organ in Sala Sao Paulo is electronic and very poorly voiced for the hall. Most fine digital instruments are balanced by the factory to really fill the air volume of the hall... The other problem with this orchestra is that the trombone section cannot play in tune, due to embouchure problems and poor slide technique. They ... more
Signature Collection - SACDs from EMI
September 3, 2012
Has anyone looked at the latest postings on the EMIMusic website? The idiots that run the label make it IMPOSSIBLE to find the SACD discs via search... The recorded music industry continues to be in the hands of the people who destroyed it... UGH ... more
More EMI Japan SACDs
July 11, 2012
I really don't see the value in most of the late Klemperer recordings, unless one is needing an electronic soporific... UGH... The Mahler "Das Lied" and "Symphony No.2" are quite good, but Mozart and Mendelssohn??? UGH... ... more