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Meyerbeer: Robert Le Diable [Bryan Hymel, Patrizia Ciofi, John Relyea] [Opus Arte: OABD7121D] [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Meyerbeer: Robert Le Diable [Bryan Hymel, Patrizia Ciofi, John Relyea] [Opus Arte: OABD7121D] [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Bryan Hymel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stellar performance from Hymel, 1 Nov 2013
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This video is given a 4 star primarily because of Bryan Hymel's superb performance. He is in top form vocally.


Winterreise, Salzburg Live 1978
Winterreise, Salzburg Live 1978
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2.0 out of 5 stars Performance underpar, 1 Nov 2013
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Neither performer are at their usual best in this recording. Fischer-Dieskau, though in perfect voice, sounded very cold, matter-of-fact and uninvolved. The same can be said of the distinguished accompanist. This is a disappointment, although it has historical value as partnership of two otherwise distinguished musicians.


Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22
Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Refreshing Study of Old Works, 1 Nov 2013
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Mr Pollini once again proved him to be an exceptional interpreter of Beethoven. The tempo appears to be fast on first hearing, only after closer scrutiny does one realise the remarkable details interwoven into the phrasing to deliver a very refreshing perspective of these works.


Romantic Piano Favourites
Romantic Piano Favourites

5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb CD, 30 Aug 2013
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This CD is a must for every piano lover. This compilation of very diverse works, expertly produced, captures the enormous musicality and pianism of Michel Block who unfortunately left us very limited extant discography. Get it while it is still available.


Spanish Piano Music
Spanish Piano Music

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5.0 out of 5 stars Albeniz's Iberia, 22 Jan 2010
This review is from: Spanish Piano Music (Audio CD)
This compilation of Spanish piano music contains a performance of Albeniz's Iberia by Michel Block. In my opinion this is the definitive performance of this particular work. Block sets a standard which has no equal. His interpretation is both sensual and reflective. Tonally, his piano exudes the most varied colours and can invoke the floral fragrance and exotic beauty of Adalusia. The listener is naturally drawn into a world past but resurrected through the brilliant execution of a supreme artist. This is a must have if only for Block's performance alone. I would rate it a 6 star.


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