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Dowland: The Complete Solo Lute Music - Jakob Lindberg      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  December 23, 2009

There is no shortage of recordings of Dowland's lute music. Since the first complete recording in the LP era, by 5 different lutenists on Decca's L'Oiseau-Lyre label, there have been at least three more, all by lutenists involved in that project: Paul O'Dette (Harmonia Mundi USA), Jakob Lindberg ... more
Thelonious Monk - Olympia, March 6th 1965        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 2, 2009

While Monk's first quartet with Charlie Rouse, which featured Frankie Dunlop on drums, the most Monkish of all drummers, was not often recorded in performance, there is an abundance of live recordings of varying quality of the band with Dunlop's replacement, Ben Riley. Frankly I cannot understand ... more
Handel: Water Music & Fireworks - Le Concert Spirituel        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  August 13, 2009

This is the Water Music to buy when you have grown tired of these pieces! After all, a fresh new approach taking into account the latest research on Handel's preferred tunings (almost mean-tone, close to the intonation of the natural horns!), and with a real large orchestra as documented for the ... more
Benda: Harpsichord Concertos - Bauer/Schneider        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 12, 2009

These Benda concertos may be the very last keyboard concertos in the 18th century explicitely for the harpsichord. The Dulcken copy Sabine Bauer plays is a delightfully sounding instrument, the balance between harpsichord and strings is perfect. A highly recommended disc for any lover of that ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 - Antonini        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  September 21, 2008

I have had this CD for several months now and listened to it repeatedly, but hesitated to write a review - there is something I do not like about this recording, but I couldn't pin it down. Today it dawned on me: It's not the sound, neither the technical/recording aspect (although I prefer a ... more

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