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AUDIOPHILE AUDITION - web magazine for music, audio & home theater

Index to All Discs Reviewed for Dec. 2003:

SACD, xrcd & DVD-A, Pt. 1 (Pop, Rock, MOR) - Aaron Neville - Nature Boy; The Police - Every Breath You Take; David Crosby Live; David Elias - The Window; Marvin Gaye - Lets' Get It On; Oteil & The Peacemakers - The Family Secret; Film Studio Orch. - Immortal Masterpieces of Screen Music & Screen Music Masterpieces - The Western; Megumi Kanda, trombone - Amazing Grace; Martha's Trouble - Still; Kelly Rowland - Simply Deep; Suitcase Pimps - Love Is Grand

SACD & DVD-A, Pt. 2 (Classical) - Multichannel of the Month: VIVALDI: Four Seasons - Anne-Sophie Mutter; ORFF: Carmina Burana - Christian Thielemann; PROKOFIEV: Ivan the Terrible oratorio - Slatkin; MOZART: Mass in C Minor - Herreweghe; FESTA: 32 Variations on La Spagna - Huelgas-Ensemble; Arias for Farinelli - Vivica Genaux; DVORAK: New World Sym., TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet Ov. - Yakov Kreizberg; BEETHOVEN: Quartets Nos. 1, 4 & 5 fr. Op. 18 - Prazak Quartet; Baltic Voices 1 - Estonian Philharmonic Choir; SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden Quartet & DVORAK American Quartet both arr. for string orch. - Charles Rosekrans; BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio & Clarinet Quintet - Forsberg; Albany Symphony in works of KURKA, THOMSON, HELPS; Paris La Belle Epoque, with Yo-Yo Ma, cello & Kathryn Stott, piano

SACD & DVD-A, Pt. 3 (Rock & Jazz) - Queensryche - Tribe; Everclear - So Much for the Afterglow; Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic; Magadeth - Peace Sells...; Train - Drops of Jupiter; Sammy and the Wabos Live - Hallelujah; Donald Fagan - Kamakiriad; Deep Purple and Sir Malcolm Arnold/Royal Philharmonic; Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming; Medeski Martin and Wood - Uninvisible; Mel Torme & George Shearing - A Vintage Year; Gene Harris Quartet - Listen Here!; Dave Brubeck Quartet - Concord on a Summer Night

Test & Sampler CDs & Hi-Res Discs - CDs from Boston Audio Society & Tacet's Chamber of Horrors for Audiophiles; DVD-As from Chesky & Telarc; SACD samplers from DMP, Sony Music, Groove Note, Concord Jazz, Telarc, Pentatone, Channel Classics

Classical CDs, Pt. 1 - ROSSINI: Stabat Mater - Riccardo Chailly; RACHMANINOFF: Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 - Lugansky; Joshua Bell - Romance of the Violin; Ethel - Quartets of KING, KLINE, REYNOLDS & ZIPORYN; COLGRASS & SCHULLER works for percussion & winds; FRANK MARTIN: Mass, Passacaille, PIZZETTI: Requiem, De profundis - Westminster Cathedral; MOSCHELES: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 6 & 7 - Shelley; SILVER: P. Concerto - Paley; SCRIABIN: Mazurkas - Le Van; RAMEAU: Complete Harpsichord works - Michel Kiener; Piano Concertos by MATHIEU, ADDINSELL & GERSHWIN - Lefevre/Talmi

Classical CDs, Pt. 2 - Works for Accordion & Harmonica - Sakimoto & Miki; David Venitucci, chromatic accordion; TCHAIKOVSKY: Fatum, Elegie, Marche slav, Cap. italien, 1812 Ov. - Joe Serebrier; SORABJI: Toccata No. 1 - Powell; Albanian Piano Music - Kirsten Johnson; Works for Trumpet & Organ by BACH, PURCELL, HANDEL, ALBINONI - Paul Merkelo; ROCHBERG: Sym. No. 5, Black Sounds, Transcendental Variations - Christopher L. Gee; JOHN POWELL: Virginia Symphony - Virginia Sym/Falletta; French flute works of FAURE, GIESEKING & FRANCK; Romantic Flute Concertos of MOSCHELES, DONIZETTI, ST.-SAENS, FAURE, RAVEL, DAMARE - Grauwels; HOWARD RICHARDS: A Frenchman in New York & other works; QUNIHICO HASHIMOTO: Sym. No. 1, Sym. Suite, Heavenly Maiden - Tokyo Metropolitan Sym.; BERLIOZ: L'Enfance du Christ; Carol Symphonies by WARLOCK, KELLY, HELY-HOTCHEINSON, LANE & STANDFORD

Video DVDs, Pt. 1 (Music Videos) - KISS Symphony; YES Symphonic Live; PROKOFIEV: War and Peace; Nathan Milstein in Concert; Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers; Rediscovering Dave Brubeck; Heavy Organ - Virgil Fox Tribute; JOHN ADAMS: El Niño oratorio

Video DVDs, Pt. 2 - Digital Video Essentials 2003; Cool World, Das Boot, The Killers, Spider, Read My Lips, Under Capricorn, Die! Die! Darling!

Video DVDs, Pt. 3 - Finding Nemo; Music Videos of: Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham & Michel Gondry; Anger Management; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; Deep Space Nine complete 6th season; The Italian Job (original)

Jazz CDs, Pt. 1 - Van Morrison - What's Wrong with this Picture?; Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones - New York City; Eric Weiss, piano - The Five AM Strut; Oscar Peterson: The Pablo Years set; Art Tatum: Best of Pablo Solos & Best of Pablo Groups; Geoffrey Keezer releases on both Telarc and MaxJazz

Jazz CDs, Pt. 2 - Guido Basso, Flugelhorn; Richard Groove Holmes; Jazz Piano of a Celtic Soul; Ryuichi Sakamoto; Bill Cunliffe Sextet; Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations; Marty Ehrlich: Line on Love; Bix Beiderbecke Vol. 2; Claude Thornhill Rare Columbia Recordings

Reissue Classical CDs, Pt. 1 - Beecham conducts ROSSINI, DVORAK, WAGNER, MOZART, DEDLIUS, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, TCHAIKOVSKY, HANDEL; Hermann Scherchen conducts BEETHOVEN, STRAVINSKY, SCHOENBERG, ORFF, HAYDN, BRAHMS; Josef Krips conducts MOZART, SCHBERT, DVORAK, BRAHMS, HAYDN, SCHUMANN, MENDELSSOHN, BEETHOVEN, R. STRAUSS, TCHAIKOVSKY; Barbirolli conducts SCHUBERT & MOZART Symphonies; Giulini conducts BRUCKNER: 7th, FALLA, MUSSORGSKY; Stokowski conducts SIBELIUS, TCHAIKOVSKY, BEETHOVEN; Van Beinum conducts BEETHOVEN: 2nd & 7th; Bruno Walter conducts BEETHOVEN 1st, MOZART: 39th, V. Concerto No. 4 (Huberman, v.); Jascha Heifetz Vol. 5 - BRAHMS, ST.SAENS, KORNGOLD, PROKOFIEV, DEBUSSY, GRUENBERG, RAVEL etc.; BLISS Premieres Vol. 1, cond. by Boult; Clara Haskil in MOZART & SCHUMANN Piano Concertos

Reissue Classical CDs, Pt. 2 - Callas in PUCCINI's Tosca (stereo); Michael Torke 6-CD Boxed Set; Fiorentino Edition VII - SCHUBERT works; WALTER PISTON: Incredible Flutist & other works; PISTON: Sym. No. 4 & other works; Stokowsky conducts NY Philharmonic in WAGNER, GRIFFES, IPPOLITOV-IVANOV, MESSAIEN, TCHAIKOVSKY & VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; Rafael Kubelik conducts DVORAK Serenade & Sym. No. 8; Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts MAHLER 6th, DEBUSSY: La Mer, BERLIOZ & R. STRAUSS

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