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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - Gergiev        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  March 18, 2006

Iíve had this disc since shortly after release in 2003, first on rbcd, then on sacd after I got my sacd player. I remember there was quite a bit of press coverage upon release; Valery Gergiev even had a short interview on NPR. Iíve listened a few times, always enjoying the music, but never felt like ... more
Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Bychkov        (11 of 12 found this review helpful)
  November 13, 2005

I really like this set of the Brahms symphonies. The sound and the playing remind me a whole lot of my favorite rbcd versions of these, Abbado/Berlin, early 90ís on DGG. The Avie recording engineers have done just a superb job with the orchestra sound. In each symphony the sound is wide and deep, ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 - Mehta        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 13, 2005

This is a wonderful recording from the Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, made at the end of the orchestraís short European tour in September 2004. This was the final concert of the tour, and was in the Musikverein in Vienna. If this recording were not a sacd and listed here, it ... more
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 - Rostropovich          (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

I really liked the first two LsoLive releases of Shostakovich 5th and 11th by Mstislav Rostropovich, and I anticipated more of the same with this release of the 8th. I have the Teldec rbcd box set of these symphonies, and like them all. This recording of the 8th however is just not quite up to the ... more
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 - Wigglesworth        (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

This new release by Mark Wigglesworth of his slowly continuing Bis Shostakovich project is most welcome. After the disappointment of the Rostropovich release, this was a most pleasant listen. The tempos here are much the same as Rostyís, the first movement Adagio even being a full 2 minutes longer, ... more

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