Monthly Archive: June 2004

The Music Business in 2004

The Music Business in 2004

2 Special Features This Month: A Look at the State of the Recorded Music Industry, and 13 Soundtrack & Musicals CD Reviews The Music Business in 2004 Music is brought to the public in various forms these days, with varying sound quality. There is CD, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DAD (Digital Audio Discs), SACD, xrcd, HDCD, MP3 […]

The Music Business in 2004

Home Page-June 2004

In our second big Hi-Res Drawing 15 lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers this month received their choice from three Mobile Fidelity SACD releases above: Guitarist Jim Hall’s “Concierto,” Los Lobos’ “This Time,” or Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Drawings were made July 1 from names who registered at AUDIOPHILE AUDITION by clicking Right Here. June 2004 […]

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DVD-Video Reviews, Part 2 of 2

Pt. 2 of 2 – June 2004 [Part 1] Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) Directed by Don Coscarelli Starring Bruce Campbell & Ossie Davis Studio: MGM Video: 1.85:1 widescreen enhanced Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles: English, French, Spanish Extras: Audio commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell, Audio Commentary by “The King,” Joe R. Lansdale reads from […]

The Music Business in 2004

DVD-Video Reviews, Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 [Pt. 2] ***Seven Music Videos*** WAGNER: Tristan und Isold (complete opera) Staatsorchester Stuttgart/Lothar Zagrosek. Soloists: Ben Hepner, Jane Eaglen, Rene Pape, Hans-Joachim Ketlesen, and Katerina Dalayman. Set and Costume Design: Jurgen Rose. Studio: DGG B0001745-09 Video: 4:3 full frame Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Length: 238 minutes Rating: ***** Don’t listen to […]

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Component Reviews, Part 2 of 2

No. 2 [No. 1] •   June 2004 Key Digital Systems ClearColor3 and ClearVideo3 Video Converters Color-space converters have become a popular item for those consumers who have taken the plunge into home theater. While not everyone finds the need for such products, those who do can rely on companies like Key Digital Systems to provide […]

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Component Reviews, Part 1 of 2

  June 2004, Review 1 [2] Rotel RDV-1050 DVD-V/DVD-A/MP3/JPEG/NTSC/PAL Progressive Scan Disc Player SRP: $699 Audio Outputs  Analog out: 2.0 Vrms at 10K ohm Digital out (coax): 0.5 Vp-p (75 ohm) Digital out (optical): -21 dBm to -15 dBm (peak) Audio Response CD at 44.1K: 2 Hz to 20 kHz DVD at 48K: 2 Hz […]

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Soundtrack and Musicals CD Reviews

Soundtrack and Musicals CD Reviews Lots of terrific soundtracks this time around, starting with four current features, moving on to a fine series of film scores by various British composers, and ending with three interesting musicals. THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE – Original Soundtrack, Music by Ben Charest – Higher Octave Sound Tracks 7087 6182280 2 […]

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Reissue CD Reviews, Part 2 of 2

  June 2004, Pt. 2 of 2 [Pt. 1] BENJAMIN LEES: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Joseph Bloch, p./Nat. Orchestral Association/John Barnett (1963); ERNEST GOLD: Marias Regules, p./Nat. Orch. Association/Leon Barzin (1945)- Pierian Recording Society 0100: Connections between these two interesting concertos are several. As you can see, both involve the National Orchestral Association orchestra. […]

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Reissue CD Reviews, Part 1 of 2

June 2004, Pt. 1 of 2 [Pt. 2] CHOPIN: 13 Etudes; Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23; Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35; 3 Mazurkas; Valse in A-flat, Op. 34, No. 1 Wilhelm Backhaus, piano Testament SBT 1335 73:52 (Distrib. Harmonia Mundi): The Testament reissue of the 1950-1952 Geneva-based Chopin recordings […]

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Jazz CD Reviews

June 2004 Various Artists – “Happy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years!” 3CD box set – Columbia/Legacy C3K 89076 (release date: June 15): What a package! This is really something unique. 28 tracks over a 50-year span, celebrating some of the major names in the world of jazz going all-out for enthusiastic audiences at Newport! All […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 3 of 3

June 2004 – Pt. 3 of 3   [Pt. 1] [Pt. 2] BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto Op. 56 – SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto Op. 54 – Martha Argerich, piano. Renaud Capuçon, violin. Mischa Maisky, cello. Orchestra della Svizzera italiana conducted by Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky – EMI Classics 5-57773-2 (65 mins.): If you are an aficionado of Beeethoven’s Triple […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 2 of 3

June 2004 Pt. 2 of 3   [Pt. 1] [Pt. 3] VIVALDI: Le Viola da gamba in Concerto – 7 concertos: for violin, gamba, strings & continuo; 2 concertos for 2 violins, gamba, strings & continuo; concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo; “Concerto Funebre” for oboe, muted tenor viol, soprano viola da gamba […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 1 of 3

June 04 – Part 1 of 3  [Part 2] [Part 3] ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85; Falstaff–Symphonic Study in C Minor, Op. 68; Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 62; Smoking Cantata (1919) – Andrew Shorem baritone; Graham Salvage, bassoon; Heinrich Schiff, cello/Mark Elder conducts Halle Orchestra – CD Hill 7505 69:42: […]

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Hi-Res Reviews, Part 2 of 3 Classical

  57 SACD & DVD-A Reviews This Month June 2004 – Part 2 of 3 – Classical (beg.) click on any cover to go directly to its review [Part 1]     [Part 3] GLUCK: Italian Arias – Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-Soprano – Academie Fur Alte Musik Berlin / Bernhard Forck, Leader – Decca 470 611-2 – […]

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Hi-Res, Reviews, Part 1 of 3 Jazz

57 SACD and DVD-A Reviews This Month! June 2004, Pt. 1 of 3 – Jazz    [Part 2]     [Part 3] click on any cover to go directly to its review FRED SOKOLOW with Junior Brown and Ian Whitcomb (Sokolow, vocals and guitar; Jr. Brown, pedal steel, vocals; Ian Whitcomb, ukulele, accordion, vocals; Michael Ros, […]

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Index to All 151 Discs Reviewed for June 2004

Index to All 151 Discs Reviewed for June 2004: HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) – Fred Sokolow with Jr. Brown & Ian Whitcomb; Five Songbirds (female vocalists); Eden Atwood – This is Always; The Steve Huffsteter Big Band; MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra – New York New Sound; The Retro Jazz […]