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Published on August 10, 2012
Chamber Music Festival and Institute – July 20-Aug. 11 – Atherton, PaloAlto, and Menlo Park – www.musicatmenlo.org You never know what to expect from a visit to Music@Menlo, the three week chamber music festival on the Peninsula in the Bay Area, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, except for one constant – excellence in every […]
Published on June 13, 2012
MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 – Heather Harper soprano I (Magna Peccatrix); Lucia Popp soprano II (Una Poenitentium); Arleen Auger soprano III (Mater Gloriosa); Yvonne Minton contralto I (Mulier Samaritana); Helen Watts contralto II (Maria Aegyptiaca); René Kollo tenor (Doctor Marianus); John Shirley-Quirk baritone (Pater Ecstaticus); Martti Talvela bass (Pater Profundus) /Vienna Staatsopernchor /Vienna Singverein […]
Published on May 20, 2012
In either form, this is an audiophile’s dream collection!
Published on April 03, 2012
A most exciting SACD reissue project at better pricing and shipping than the Japanese series.
Published on April 02, 2012
Dealing with Surface Noise and Other Distractions From the Music.
Published on March 11, 2012
The trend to digital downloading of music files is definitely growing, but you no longer need to compromise audio quality in order to do so; there are even some surround sound options.
Published on March 04, 2012
Enrico Rava & Tribe – Friday, Feb. 18 – Winningstad Theater Local pianist Tony Pacini opened for Enrico Rava with his trio, including our star drummer Mel Brown. He followed a rough theme of Italian-American jazz since that fit both the Rava concert and his own background. Adding Enrico Rava and his current band, Tribe, […]
Published on February 26, 2012
Film scores of all types on CD, for current, classic, silent and collections of film themes.
Published on November 16, 2011
It’s that time of year again and the Christmas discs are crossing my desk, whether requested on not. Here’s our annual survey of what we auditioned, and it will start off with two SACDs: Fiona Joy Hawkins – Christmas Joy – Little Hartley Music multichannel SACD FJH013 *****: This excellent disc—more than your usual Christmas […]
Published on October 25, 2011
Honoring the West Coast jazz masters….