SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews


Mose Allison – Takes to the Hills – Epic/Sony/ PurePleasure – vinyl reissue Mose Allison – Takes to the Hills – Epic/Sony/ PurePleasure – vinyl reissue
Published on July 31, 2015

Mose Allison – the ultimate hipster – “Takes to the Hills”…


Melvin Taylor – Plays the Blues for You – Isabel/ PurePleasure – vinyl reissue Melvin Taylor – Plays the Blues for You – Isabel/ PurePleasure – vinyl reissue
Published on July 31, 2015

Early Melvin Taylor session gets an audiophile upgrade…


“Guerre & Paix  1614 – 1714 (War & Peace)” = La Capella Reial de Catalunya/ Le Concert des Nations/ Hesperion XXI/ Jordi Savall – Alia Vox “Guerre & Paix 1614 – 1714 (War & Peace)” = La Capella Reial de Catalunya/ Le Concert des Nations/ Hesperion XXI/ Jordi Savall – Alia Vox
Published on July 31, 2015

Savall’s latest plumbs the depth of mankind’s vacillation between war and peace, with outstanding music to assuage the arguments.


RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe – Rotterdam Philharmonic Orch. /Yannick Nezet-Seguin – BIS RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe – Rotterdam Philharmonic Orch. /Yannick Nezet-Seguin – BIS
Published on July 27, 2015

A fresh Daphnis and Chloe well recorded and played.


“Sing with the Voice of Melody” = stile antico – Harmonia mundi “Sing with the Voice of Melody” = stile antico – Harmonia mundi
Published on July 26, 2015

Has it been ten years already?


Yevgeny Mravinsky, cond. = BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; HONEGGER: Symphony No. 3 “Liturgique”; STRAVINSKY: Agon – Leningrad Philharmonic Orch./ Yevgeny Mravinsky – Praga Digitals Yevgeny Mravinsky, cond. = BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; HONEGGER: Symphony No. 3 “Liturgique”; STRAVINSKY: Agon – Leningrad Philharmonic Orch./ Yevgeny Mravinsky – Praga Digitals
Published on July 22, 2015

Three archive recordings conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky during the second half of the ’60s, remastered to stereo SACD.


*NIELSEN: 6 Symphonies (complete) – Lucy Hall, sop./ Marcus Farnsworth, bari./ London Sym. Orch./ Sir Colin Davis – LSO Live (3 SACDs + Blu-ray) *NIELSEN: 6 Symphonies (complete) – Lucy Hall, sop./ Marcus Farnsworth, bari./ London Sym. Orch./ Sir Colin Davis – LSO Live (3 SACDs + Blu-ray)
Published on July 21, 2015

************ MULTICHANNEL SET OF THE MONTH ************
Absolutely essential for all Nielsen lovers.


BORODIN: Symphony No. 2 in b; Symphony No. 3 in a; Prince Igor Overture – L’Orch. de la Suisse Romande/ Ernest Ansermet – ORG 45 rpm vinyl (2) BORODIN: Symphony No. 2 in b; Symphony No. 3 in a; Prince Igor Overture – L’Orch. de la Suisse Romande/ Ernest Ansermet – ORG 45 rpm vinyl (2)
Published on July 18, 2015

A terrific symphony and performance in the best vinyl two-channel sonics.




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