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Wagner: Siegfried - Fisch        (16 of 19 found this review helpful)
  March 24, 2007

I must confess that I have never really taken to Siegfried as much as the other operas in the Wagner Ring Cycle. Yes, I know, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and one is supposed to enjoy the tetralogy as a gigantic operatic drama, but Siegfried has always seemed to me to suffer from ... more
  November 12, 2006

This is the second installment of Melba Recordings' staggered release of what will eventually be the first multi-channel Hybrid SA-CD set of the complete Wagner Ring Cycle, based on live performances from the first truly Australian production of the Ring, staged by State Opera South Australia in ... more
  October 14, 2006

If you are the sort of person who likes jazz but runs away whenever the phrase "world music" is mentioned, don't be put off from giving this album a listen. Yes, the promotional blurb does say "Innovative, all acoustic, multicultural World Music" but this is a very listenable album even if you ... more
  June 2, 2006

It is not often that a reviewer gets to review an album that represents recording history in the making. This 4 disc set represents the first installment of the world's first multi-channel Hybrid SA-CD release of the complete Wagner Ring Cycle. Not only that, but the recordings are based on live ... more
  January 7, 2006

This recording featuring Bach's Italian Concerto and the first two Partitas for keyboard are probably one of Glenn Gould's most accessible and easy to digest interpretations, so it's no surprise that Sony has chosen it for re-mastering on SA-CD. Canadian pianist Glenn Gould first became famous for ... more

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