SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews
Fantastic sound and thrilling playing make for a disc of unqualified excellence.
February 22, 2014/ SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews/
Bravo to all concerned in one of the finest Russian choral music releases in years.
Excitement galore despite sloppy playing and cavernous sound, but what a ride!
The vinyl version of the album I reviewed back in December on SACD.
Comparison-and-contrast-a-plenty in these two fine recordings of Wagner transcriptions.
Immaculately polished renditions of the Brahms sextets by the Prazak Quartet and friends make this an indispensable chamber music addition. …
************* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ************ A ‘reference’ recording and performance of Bruckner’s unfinished 9th.
A Water Music that that balances gusto and restraint, plus an unusual pairing played in the grand manner.
A splendid performance and recording of a popular symphony and a less well-known tone poem.
Louisiana Red – The Lowdown Back Porch Blues – Roulette Records (1963)/ Pure Pleasure Records (2013) PPAN R 25200, 34:01 …