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Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky) - Thomas Gould        (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
  March 31, 2015

Sitkovetski conducting NES Chamber Orchestra on Nonesuch of his own arrangement of Goldberg Variations is one of my all-time favourite recordings of any music or composer. I remember, many years ago, when I heard just the first two movements on a music magazine sampler, how it swept me off my feet ... more
Telemann: Tafelmusik - Florilegium          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 29, 2011

Over the years Iíve been going hot and cold over Telemannís music. Obviously, Iím in a hot phase right now, since I almost got rid of this utterly charming disc. Now, that would have been a big mistake. Itís a well-known fact that Telemann was the most celebrated (and prolific) composer of his day ... more
Wagner: Orchestral Works - RPO/Handley        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 24, 2011

Vernon Handley is by far my first choice of a conductor for British music. Since there arenít many recordings of him conducting anything else but British music, I was looking forward to this one and I wasnít disappointed. This disc is more of a tale of 2 parts: one being loud and epic (should I say ... more
Orient - Occident - Hesperion XXI/Savall        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 24, 2008

This is a crowning achievement in the domain of world music from Savall and Alia Vox team following initial musical and cultural exploration of Judeo/Arab influences on the Christian world of middle ages. What started discreetly in Isabela and is explored much further in magnificent double RBCD ... more
Francisco Javier: The Route to the Orient - Savall        (14 of 15 found this review helpful)
  January 21, 2008

Jordi Savall has got his winning formula well established by now. What he calls in his introduction as CD/Books are inspired collections of historical essays and musical excerpts, this time following life and travels of Francisco Xavier, Jesuit priest spreading Christianity to Far East. After ... more

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