SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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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.


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.




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