SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: Tahrir; Symphony No. 3, “Poems and Prayers” – Soloists/ UCLA Philharmonia & Chorus/ Neal Stulberg – Sono Luminus MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: Tahrir; Symphony No. 3, “Poems and Prayers” – Soloists/ UCLA Philharmonia & Chorus/ Neal Stulberg – Sono Luminus
Published on August 13, 2014

Two fascinating pieces that don’t quite uncover the enigma of the composer, though an obvious talent lies underneath.


SIBELIUS: Lemminkäinen Suite & The Wood Nymph – Lahti Sym. Orch. / Osmo Vanska – BIS SIBELIUS: Lemminkäinen Suite & The Wood Nymph – Lahti Sym. Orch. / Osmo Vanska – BIS
Published on August 11, 2014

Sibelius well-played and beautifully recorded.


SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo, and Finale; Manfred Overture; Julius Caesar Ov.; Hermann and Dorothea Ov.; “Zwichau” Sym. – Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie/ Frank Beermann – CPO SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo, and Finale; Manfred Overture; Julius Caesar Ov.; Hermann and Dorothea Ov.; “Zwichau” Sym. – Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie/ Frank Beermann – CPO
Published on August 11, 2014

The performances here are solid but not really special. The program and fine SACD recording do have an appeal though.


BACH, BERLIOZ, CHOPIN and others [TrackList Follows] – various artists – Linn Super Audio Collection Vol. 7 – Linn BACH, BERLIOZ, CHOPIN and others [TrackList Follows] – various artists – Linn Super Audio Collection Vol. 7 – Linn
Published on August 11, 2014

Not a traditional hi-res test disc, but fine music played and recorded at the very highest quality.


Chris Connor – This Is Chris – Bethlehem (1955)/ PurePleasure (mono) Chris Connor – This Is Chris – Bethlehem (1955)/ PurePleasure (mono)
Published on August 08, 2014

Some music is just that good that you want to listen to it over and over.


Carmen Lundy – Changes – Afrasia/ PurePleasure (vinyl) Carmen Lundy – Changes – Afrasia/ PurePleasure (vinyl)
Published on August 08, 2014

This recording sounds fresh, yet integrates many of the elements of classic ‘70s and ‘80s jazz.




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