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  David Stanbury
  Auburn, AL, USA
  Denon 2930 SACD player via DenonLink 3 to
Denon 3808 receiver
JM Lab Focal Cobalt speakers:
FR, FL, RR, RL: 806 S bookshelf
CC 800 S center channel
REL R-505 subwoofer

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Foss: The Prairie - Andrew Clark        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  February 9, 2014

This wonderful recording was made in Mechanic's Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2007 and released in 2008. It is a 53-minute classical choral work and is presented in a nice cardboard three-fold package with 26 pages of notes and the libretto. The music is generally tonal, for orchestra, chorus, ... more
Daniel Roth plays the Cavaillé-Coll at Saint-Ouen in Rouen, France        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  August 5, 2013

This is an album of great things. It features the great Daniel Roth playing great French 20th century compositions on the great Cavaillé-Coll organ in the great church of Saint-Ouen in Rouen, France. Listening to this album in surround sound makes it abundantly clear that the organ and the acoustic ... more
Kronos plays Holmgreen        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 15, 2013

This album should be a must-have for all fans of the Kronos Quartet. This is their only album on SACD, and the medium (especially in surround sound) adds a particularly exciting feel to their music. In this incarnation the quartet consists of David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank ... more
Bolcom, Foss, Gandolfi, Golijov - Boston Symphony Chamber Players          (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  July 14, 2012

This is a great SACD: superb playing, fine recording quality, and a wonderful selection of music. About the music: it is all 20th-century American compositions, from four composers with close ties to the BSO. Windsurfer comments that "one has to develop an ear for this sort of thing", but don't be ... more
  June 16, 2011

This is an album of songs mostly by Stevie Wonder, sung by Jen Chapin, with Stephan Crump on bass (plucked and bowed) and Chris Cheek on saxophones. The style is spare contemplative acoustic jazz (with some subtle electronic embellishments); being only a trio, the musicians are highly exposed. It is ... more

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Discussion: Bach: St Matthew Passion - Jacobs
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From the description of portative organs in Wikipedia, these instruments seem to small to generate the sound on this SACD. Could "positive" organs have been used? ... more
Discussion: Bach: St Matthew Passion - Jacobs
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Can anybody tell us how the organs in this SACD were recorded? Did they have two pipe organs in the studio, or were they electronic, or did they use overdubbing? ... more