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  Bill Dodd
  Long, long time in broadcasting, semi-retired
  Washington State, USA

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Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Fischer
July 3, 2015
I do not share any enthusiasm about Chailly's M9 (or M3). The adagio is like waiting for grass to grow. My favorite RBCD M9 is Jukka Pekka Saraste's on Profil, and his is 24:16. Fischer's is around 90 seconds shorter, but doesn't sound rushed to me. On the other hand parts of Fischer's M1, as much as I like it, seem just a tad slow. Much more ... more
Discussion: Vieuxtemps: Viola sonata, Zemtsov: Melodie im alten Stil, Bloch: Suite - Zemtsov, Noorland
June 18, 2015
This is such a delightful set! Zemtsov and Noorland play as one person, and the selections are very well programmed--- including Dana Zemtsov's grandfather's Melodie im alten Stil, a heartfelt piece. The duo brings new life to Waxman's Carmen Suite, arranged for Viola and Piano, but it's the Bloch suite that really floated my boat. I've listened to ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Fischer
May 20, 2015
My Fischer M9 arrived from the UK today, and my first listen suggests that not only does it live up to his previous Mahler releases, but it immediately seems to me to be the best since,and possibly including the very successful M4. To this point, my favorite M9 has been Jukka-Pekka Saraste's. But I'm liking this new one by Fischer--- and hearing ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Fischer
May 11, 2015 Interesting reading.... My order is in (through an appropriate link). ... more
Discussion: Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Myths, Chant de Roxane - Philippens, Quentin, Zhang
April 23, 2015
This is showing as unreleased, but it is indeed available at the usual places. Castor's review is spot on, in my book. I absolutely love Roseanne Philippens' playing-- In the Szymanowski Concerto and in the "Myths" and "Chant de Roxane" played with piano accompaniment by Julien Quentin. The Stravinsky pieces are quite fine as well. This is my first ... more