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Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello - Janos Starker        (1 of 6 found this review helpful)
  February 23, 2009

Great recording and a chance to own a cd of two of the greatest classical artists of our time : Janos Starker and Gyorgy Sandor. Both have collborated extensively but have committed only a few recordings to posterity, thereby making this an especially desirable cd set. I love Starker's playing and ... more
David Russell: Art of the Guitar        (0 of 4 found this review helpful)
  February 23, 2009

Great sound from Telarc and a solid production team for the recording. I love the playing and the performance and I am eager to hear new cd's by this exciting artist. The guitar is usually not my favorite instrument but I am getting to love it via this commendable recording. I recommend this album ... more
C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat - Näf        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  February 22, 2009

I loved this disc and its fantastic playing, as a matter if fact I can't wait to buy other recordings of CPE Bach by the same artists. I didn't admire his music much in the past but the orchestral playing is clear and incisive and the singers stylistically accurate and melodically inventive. Don't ... more
Strauss: Tone Poems - Albrecht          (1 of 11 found this review helpful)
  February 16, 2009

I agree (for once) with reviewer no.1 !!! I am surprised that Pentatone is working with the Strasbourg Phil., this is a second rate french orchestra at its best, and it sounds as if Albrecht is not at home with the repertoire. The Strasbourg Phil. unfortunately seems not up to the challenge of ... more
Bach: Cantatas BWV 61, 122, 123 & 182 - Montréal Baroque        (1 of 10 found this review helpful)
  February 15, 2009

Quite a disappointing release and overly played material. The orchestra is not at the top of its form and entrances are shaky and tentative. Maybe offering some more elusive Bach works would be the answer.

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