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  Dr. Rene Carlos Ochoa
  Asheville, North Carolina

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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody - Dorati        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 16, 2006

Enesco's Romanian Rhapsody was the first piece of classical music I remember hearing as a child. I have always been enchanted by its wonderful colors and the rhythmic vitality which is so suggestive of folk music and dance - which is, of course, what it is based on! I have also many times heard the ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 16, 2006

Another great addition to the Mahler symphonic cycle by MTT and the SFS! Now, only the mighty 8th remains to be recorded and released! I attended the live performance of this work. It continues to be a joy to me to hear how wonderfully the full range and the subtle acoustics of compositions such as ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas          (5 of 8 found this review helpful)
  November 24, 2005

Many lovers of this Symphony remember quite well the awesome recording by Solti and the Chicago Symphony. That recording is indeed a "tough act to follow." MTT and the SFS have lived up to the high expectations so many of us had while performing and recording this monumental work by Gustav Mahler. ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas          (9 of 13 found this review helpful)
  November 24, 2005

Another resounding Yes! and Wow! to this most recent entry from MTT and the SFS. This is a monumental work; in five movements, it is NOT easy to pull off. But MTT and his orchestra do just that, and with great finese and conviction. The engineering is spectacular. Every single color is captured. I ... more
Dvorak: Symphony Nos. 8, 9 - Fischer          (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  November 24, 2005

A remarkable performance! The engineering on the recording is absolutely first rate, and both the conducting and the playing are superb! Every single nuance comes out with clarity and timbral brilliance. A MUST HAVE for the classical audiophile! I often wonder why the 8th Symphony is not performed ... more

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