SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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SOFIA GUBAIDULINA: “Repentance” = Repentance; Serenade for solo guitar; Piano Sonata; Sotto voce – various performers/soloists – BIS SOFIA GUBAIDULINA: “Repentance” = Repentance; Serenade for solo guitar; Piano Sonata; Sotto voce – various performers/soloists – BIS
Published on September 19, 2014

Very interesting collection of chamber works by this characteristically “dark”-sounding composer.


TCHAIKOVSKY-ZHILIN: The Seasons (8 of the 12 seasons) – Sergey Zhilin, piano and with his trio – Melodiya vinyl TCHAIKOVSKY-ZHILIN: The Seasons (8 of the 12 seasons) – Sergey Zhilin, piano and with his trio – Melodiya vinyl
Published on September 19, 2014

An interesting Russian pianist’s jazzed-up version of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons.


ELGAR: Symphony No. 1; Cockaigne (In London Town) Overture – Stockholm Philharmonic/ Sakari Oramo – BIS ELGAR: Symphony No. 1; Cockaigne (In London Town) Overture – Stockholm Philharmonic/ Sakari Oramo – BIS
Published on September 12, 2014

A worthy Symphony No. 1 and a memorable Cockaigne.


PICKARD: Eden; Gaia Symphony – Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag Orchestra/ Andreas Hanson – BIS PICKARD: Eden; Gaia Symphony – Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag Orchestra/ Andreas Hanson – BIS
Published on September 11, 2014

Contemporary brass music played with passion and well recorded.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:  Sheherazade – Toronto Sym./ Peter Oundjian – Chandos RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade – Toronto Sym./ Peter Oundjian – Chandos
Published on September 09, 2014

A thrilling SACD in performance and recording – but a bit short on music.


Christian Jacob, piano – Beautiful Jazz – a private concert [TrackList follows] – Wilder Jazz vinyl Christian Jacob, piano – Beautiful Jazz – a private concert [TrackList follows] – Wilder Jazz vinyl
Published on September 09, 2014

A solo jazz outing by this classically-based pianist, all analog, on vinyl.


Mephisto & Co. [TrackList follows] – Minnesota Orchestra/ Eiji Oue – Reference Recordings (double 45 rpm vinyl) Mephisto & Co. [TrackList follows] – Minnesota Orchestra/ Eiji Oue – Reference Recordings (double 45 rpm vinyl)
Published on September 09, 2014

A 45 rpm 200-gram vinyl version of the orchestral favorites album which has been on the TAS Super Disc List since its CD release in 1998.


LP – Forever For Now [TrackList follows] – Warner Brothers vinyl LP – Forever For Now [TrackList follows] – Warner Brothers vinyl
Published on September 04, 2014

Singer/songwriter shines in a breakout release.




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