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  Joris Heirbaut
  Marantz PM14s1, SA15S2LE and SA8003, B&W804S. Headphones: Sennheiser HD650.

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Bach: St Matthew Passion - Jacobs        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 23, 2013

I'll keep it short. René Jacobs version is miles away from the more traditional "oratorio" versions of the work that I know. Jesus last days and death aren't told, but played. It's as if you're assisting, eyes closed, to an opera - in the very best sense of the word - telling Jesus passion. All the ... more
Bach: Cello Suites - Gavriel Lipkind        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  June 27, 2013

Most of the statements within the reviews above seem correct to me. So why another review ? Because I think it makes sense to put things together. As already indicated before, I agree that the sound is rather ethereal, or spacial - whichever you prefer - especially in the basses, at least on my ... more
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas - Julia Fischer          (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 7, 2013

This certainly is a beautiful disc. The playing and the sound are perfect (a big thank you by the way to Pentatone for continuing to produce these discs and keep them affordable). I love most of the discs I own from Julia Fisher (Schubert, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev), but for this disc I find ... more
Dvorak, Walton: Cello Concertos - Piatigorsky        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 7, 2013

This disc has a hole in its middle. Most discs do, but this one also has a hole in the middle of its sound. There's a beautiful orchestra, playing a wonderful music and then, after a minute or two, the cello comes in somewhere from behind the trombones. What a pity. But the playing is delicious. In ... more
Telemann: Sonatas and Sonatinas for Recorder and Basso Continuo        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  May 10, 2013

Usually, I am not quite fond of neither recorder, nor harpsichord music. This disc however is different. First, there is the playing: this small ensemble of four musicians is beautifully playing together. You can actually hear them listening to each other: the recorder is not blowing away the other ... more

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