SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique; Waverly Overture – London Sym./ Valery Gergiev – LSO Live (Pure Audio Blu-ray + SACD) BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique; Waverly Overture – London Sym./ Valery Gergiev – LSO Live (Pure Audio Blu-ray + SACD)
Published on October 10, 2014

A stunning interpretation of the fantastique, and a reference-quality recording.


Joe Henderson – Mode For Joe – Blue Note Records (1966) Joe Henderson – Mode For Joe – Blue Note Records (1966)
Published on October 07, 2014

Re-mastered Joe Henderson Blue Note vinyl captures the spirit of modern jazz!


Wayne Shorter – Juju – Blue Note (remastered vinyl) Wayne Shorter – Juju – Blue Note (remastered vinyl)
Published on October 03, 2014

Tenor saxophonist pushes the boundaries of post-bop jazz on this remastered vinyl.


Bobby Hutcherson – Total Eclipse – Blue Note (vinyl reissue) Bobby Hutcherson – Total Eclipse – Blue Note (vinyl reissue)
Published on September 30, 2014

The Blue Note remastering is a definite sonic improvement over the ‘60s original LP.


BEETHOVEN: Complete String Quartets – Tokyo String Quartet – Harmonia mundi (8 SACDs) BEETHOVEN: Complete String Quartets – Tokyo String Quartet – Harmonia mundi (8 SACDs)
Published on September 29, 2014

How does the Tokyo String Quartet handle these works? With utmost aplomb, guided by an uncanny degree of inspirational talent.


Travis & Fripp – Discretion [TrackList follows] – Panegyric (DVD-A & CD) Travis & Fripp – Discretion [TrackList follows] – Panegyric (DVD-A & CD)
Published on September 29, 2014

Fascinating hi-res ambient music tracks, plus a standard CD.


Stacey Kent – The Changing Lights – Warner Bros./Pure Pleasure Stacey Kent – The Changing Lights – Warner Bros./Pure Pleasure
Published on September 25, 2014

This album is definitely demonstration quality, and Stacey is an excellent vocalist.


KALVEVI AHO: Concerto for Theremin & Chamber Orch., “Eight Seasons”; Concerto for Horn & Chamber Orch. – Carolina Eyck, theremin/ Annu Salminen, horn/ Lapland Ch. Orch./ John Storgards – BIS KALVEVI AHO: Concerto for Theremin & Chamber Orch., “Eight Seasons”; Concerto for Horn & Chamber Orch. – Carolina Eyck, theremin/ Annu Salminen, horn/ Lapland Ch. Orch./ John Storgards – BIS
Published on September 25, 2014

There are few theremin concertos, so this SACD is of top interest to fans of the no-touching electronic instrument.


GLIERE: Symphony No. 3 “Il’ya Muromets” – Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray GLIERE: Symphony No. 3 “Il’ya Muromets” – Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
Published on September 23, 2014

May be the best available version of this colorful widescreen late romantic epic, certainly sonically.


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.




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