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Mozart: La clemenza di Tito - Jacobs        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 9, 2008

René Jacobs proves a convincing and passionate leader in this exceptional recording of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito on Harmonia Mundi with The Freiburger Barockorchester. I had never heard this opera before purchasing it. Such is my confidence in the music of Mozart. After all, Mozart wanted to ... more
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Fischer, Kreizberg          (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  March 14, 2008

This recording of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto features an electrifying peformance of this famous work. This Pentatone recording appears to be a little closer in sound than some of her previous ones, but this all seems to be to the good side. The Russian National Orchestra are a first rate team of ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas          (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  March 13, 2008

MIchael Tilson Thomas and The San Francisco Symphony give an unforgettable and what could be for many, a definitive performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony. I don't believe I have ever heard a more moving and deeply penetrating performance of this Mahler Symphony before. Thomas is not simply ... more
Grieg: Choral Music - Grex Vocalis        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  September 28, 2007

2L have put together another remarkable disc of vocal recordings, this time by Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. Although Grieg is not generally recognized as a composer of Choral music, this collection should remedy that. The Grex Vocalis once again show their stunning skill and talent as choral ... more
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition etc. - Reiner        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  July 6, 2007

The title of this disc indicates that these are "Russian Showpieces" and Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform these works with that approach in mind. The disc opens with the famous "Pictures at an exhibition". It begins with a straight-forward promenade and then the Gnomus only ... more

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