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Peter, Paul And Mary – Peter, Paul And Mary – Warner Brothers/ ORG (45 rpm double vinyl) Peter, Paul And Mary – Peter, Paul And Mary – Warner Brothers/ ORG (45 rpm double vinyl)
Published on July 18, 2014

An impressive sonic enhancement of the debut album by Peter, Paul and Mary.


SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 – Valery Gergiev, Mariinksy Orch. – multichannel SACD Mariinsky (2 discs) SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 – Valery Gergiev, Mariinksy Orch. – multichannel SACD Mariinsky (2 discs)
Published on July 16, 2014

Committed performances and fine recording of these three symphonies from a chaotic period for the composer.


Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major – Budapest Festival Orch./ Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major – Budapest Festival Orch./ Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics
Published on July 16, 2014

A well-played Bruckner Seventh with a reference level recording.


Milt Jackson – Sunflower – CTI/ PurePleasure vinyl Milt Jackson – Sunflower – CTI/ PurePleasure vinyl
Published on July 14, 2014

Sunflower – great line-up but a little heavy on strings…


Roland Kirk – Third Dimension – Bethlehem/ Pure Pleasure vinyl Roland Kirk – Third Dimension – Bethlehem/ Pure Pleasure vinyl
Published on July 14, 2014

Early Roland Kirk highlights R & B influences…


ROBERT KYR: The Singer’s Ode; The Cloud of Unknowing; Songs of the Soul – Conspirare/ Soloists/ Victoria Bach Festival Orch./ Craig Hella Johnson – Harmonia mundi ROBERT KYR: The Singer’s Ode; The Cloud of Unknowing; Songs of the Soul – Conspirare/ Soloists/ Victoria Bach Festival Orch./ Craig Hella Johnson – Harmonia mundi
Published on July 12, 2014

************ MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH *************

Two of the finest choral works I have heard in nearly 10 years, with stunning sound and fantastic performances.


GRIEG: Six Ibsen Songs; 12 Vinje Songs; Haugtussa – Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-sop./ Nils Anders Mortensen, p. – Lawo Classics (stereo) GRIEG: Six Ibsen Songs; 12 Vinje Songs; Haugtussa – Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-sop./ Nils Anders Mortensen, p. – Lawo Classics (stereo)
Published on July 12, 2014

An absolutely mandatory release of three of the greatest song cycles ever written—performed to perfection.




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