TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 – Suite from the Ballet – Philharmonia Orch./ Efrem Kurtz – Hi-Q Records
The 1958 classic Nutcracker excerpts assume a new audiophile guise in this issue from Hi-Q Records. TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 – Suite from the Ballet – Philharmonia Orch./ Efrem Kurtz – Hi-Q Records xrcd24 HIQXRCD51, 60:00 (6/24/16) [Distr. by Warner Classics] ****: The Nutcracker – Suite From The Ballet is performed by the Philharmonia […]
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Rather Feldman-esque works are a pleasant surprise.
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SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibit; SACD Is Staging a Comeback as a Computer Audio Option; Gunther Schuller and James Horner Die
“Road Trip” – Aurora Orch. /Nicholas Collon cond. / Dawn Landes, vocals and guitar/ Sam Amidon, vocals [TrackList follows] – Warner Classics
A sometimes awkward walk though American music.
MOZART: Violin Concertos 3, 4 and 5 – Arabella Steinbacher, v./ Festival Strings of Lucerne/ Daniel Dodds – PENTATONE
A wonderful blend of superbly performed music and an exemplary recording.
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