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Vienna - Reiner
(7 of 8 found this review helpful)
June 25, 2007
Fritz Reiner displays Viennese Charm and style with this collection of enjoyable favorites featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Unfortunately, there are a few bumps here and there. This disc gets off to the right start with a light-hearted rendering of "Morning Papers", followed by an equally ...
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 - Munch
(5 of 5 found this review helpful)
June 25, 2007
I have had very few recordings of Charles Munch over the years, except this one, which was on CD. This disc presents these works with new depth and better sound than was made available previously. The "Italian" Symphony gets a full-blooded performance with an exhilirating opening. Munch has no ...
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios - Fischer, Gilad, Müller-Schott
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
June 19, 2007
This is a disc that will certainly not disappoint lovers of Mendelssohn or chamber music in general. This trio of performers play as one and bring great energy to this music. Although I am familiar with the playing of Julia Fischer from her fine Russian Violin Concertos disc, I have not had the ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 - Chailly
(10 of 10 found this review helpful)
June 5, 2007
Ricardo Chailly leads the Concertgebuow Orchestra in this majestic performance of Mahler's third symphony. The Bach fill-up is excellent as well. Kräftig entschieden (Strong and decisive): Ricardo Chailly proves to us that he is capable of giving us a first-rate performance in Mahler's third ...
Dvorak: Symphony Nos. 8, 9 - Fischer
(13 of 16 found this review helpful)
May 31, 2007
I have avoided reviewing this disc, but I have also wanted to express my opinions on it for quite some time. I did want to give it a fair chance, since many seem to regard it as a recording that could well be the new benchmark. Ivan Fischer is obviously a sensitive and intelligent conductor, but ...