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La Trompette Retrouvée - Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
June 28, 2008
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is sort of a trumpet activist in how he arranges music you'd never imagine on trumpet for the trumpet. As a trumpet hobbyist, I'm pleased that people like Freeman-Attwood are expanding the trumpet repertoire and challenging the trumpet stereotype of simply fanfares and ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 - Gergiev
(9 of 12 found this review helpful)
May 2, 2008
I consider myself quite familiar with Mahler 6 having collected multiple performances on rbcd over the years including Tilson-Thomas/San Fran, Inbal/Frankfurt, Szell/Cleveland, and Boulez, Vienna; the Boulez is still my favorite by far. I was fortunate to hear the work performed live too. The ...
The World of Duke Ellington Vol. 2 - WDR Big Band Köln
(1 of 1 found this review helpful)
April 11, 2008
Great Duke Ellington Music + Excellent Musicians = Musical Success! The artists involved did a marvelous job: The vocal arrangements were exciting and tasteful. Sampling of audience applause was done tastefully and enhances the listening experience. Recorded sound is detailed and transparent with ...
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Nézet-Séguin
(3 of 6 found this review helpful)
April 5, 2008
I believe the SA-CD.net Editorial Review was accurate, but I did find value in this SACD. Few could disagree with the referral to Gunter Wand, who is considered a leading Bruckner interpreter... but realize that the Gunter Wand SACD costs twice as much this one. I'm not a huge fan of Bruckner ...
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Dorati
(4 of 4 found this review helpful)
March 14, 2008
I almost passed on this two disc set because of its high $38 retail price. Thankfully, a 40% off coupon helped bring this amazing recording into my collection. The Mercury Living Presence SACD reissues sound fantastic, and this disc is at the top of that stellar class. The sound is detailed, ...