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CD, SACD, LP & DVD REVIEWS - MAR/APR 2001:
SuperAudio CDs - Classical & Jazz - Vanguard classics incl. Latin-American Symphonette and Virgil Thomson film scores, McCoy Tyner, John Pizzarelli, Jacintha, Sam McClain blues, Opus 3 SACD, Bernstein and Boulez from Columbia archives, the Lyrinx label from France, Flim & the BBs!
Classical CDs - The astounding 192-CD Hanssler Bach Set, Bach B Minor Mass with CD-ROM, new Bach Cello Suites, Cuban piano works, operas by Handel and Legeti, the rollicking Santa Claus Symphony!
Audiophile LPs - Decca/London classics of Corelli and Handel, French horn recital, jazz from Johnny Coles and Satchmo at 45 rpm 12-inch!
Reissue Classical CDs - Lavish Furtwaengler set from Tahra, violin collections from Rabin and Milstein, Celibidache conducts Bruckner set, Cortot in piano concertos, early Reiner, Chaliapin.
Auditioning Malcolm Arnold - 15 recommended recordings of the music of this British composer whose attributes include: tuneful, influenced by jazz, quirky sense of humor, imaginative orchestration made to order for challenging audiophile reproduction!
Jazz CDs - Two new xrcd reissues from Art Pepper and one from Blue Mitchel, also John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Martial Solal, new Brubeck 2CD set from Telarc!
DVDs, Pt. 1 - New music videos: Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, documentaries on Charlie Parker and Samba, Gimme Shelter, others
DVDs, Pt. 2 - Babette's Feast, My Best Fiend, When Harry Met Sally, East-West, Courage Under Fire, House of Games, Kwaidan, Benny and Joon, In the Heat of the Night, others