SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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NIELSEN: Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 6 “Sinfonia semplice” – NY Philharmonic/Gilbert – DaCapo NIELSEN: Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 6 “Sinfonia semplice” – NY Philharmonic/Gilbert – DaCapo
Published on March 23, 2015

Two sonically visceral readings from New York of the last of the Nielsen symphonies should gratify collectors of reverberant surround sound.


“1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War” – Anonymous 4/ Bruce Molsky – fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals – Harmonia mundi “1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War” – Anonymous 4/ Bruce Molsky – fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals – Harmonia mundi
Published on March 20, 2015

Great songs given stylized but very effective readings. Maybe too beautiful?


Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Vol. IV = BACH: Chaconne in D Minor; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 3; SCHUMANN: Faschingsschwank aus Wien; BRAHMS: Paganini Variations – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano – Praga Digitals Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Vol. IV = BACH: Chaconne in D Minor; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 3; SCHUMANN: Faschingsschwank aus Wien; BRAHMS: Paganini Variations – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano – Praga Digitals
Published on March 12, 2015

Restored performances of vintage Michelangeli in German repertory cast a new, decisive sheen on an already brilliant legacy.


Blues Masters [TrackList follows] Various Artists – AudioQuest Music /MasterMusic – xrcd24 Blues Masters [TrackList follows] Various Artists – AudioQuest Music /MasterMusic – xrcd24
Published on March 09, 2015

Blues in hi-resolution elevates this collection.


TERRY RILEY: Dorian Reeds (for Brass) – Matt Starling, Flugelhorn & computers – DVD-A TERRY RILEY: Dorian Reeds (for Brass) – Matt Starling, Flugelhorn & computers – DVD-A
Published on February 28, 2015

Interesting but even outdoes Steve Reich in repetition.




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