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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3; Symphony No. 7
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3; Symphony No. 7
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very competent performance, 13 Feb 2014
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A very competent performance of this work, which is, of course only outlined by Tchaikovsky, it being completed by another Russian some years after Pyotr's demise.

Well worth listening to.


Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ashkenazy at his best, 13 Feb 2014
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There is no finer performer of Rachmaninov's piano works alive today, Vladimir has the great sensitivity needed to give the finest performance available on record to date.


Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2
Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ashkenazy at his best., 13 Feb 2014
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Vladimir Askenazy is the definitive performer of Rachmaninov Piano works, his sensitivity suits him better than anyone else to performing both the concertos and the preludes by both Rachmaninov and Chopin.


Upanishads Part 1 (Sacred books of The East)
Upanishads Part 1 (Sacred books of The East)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Benchmark from which all the others are derived, 13 Feb 2014
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These are the original definitive translations of these scriptures, espoecially for the Advaita Vedanta. Most of the others are either derived from these are are at best compared to them. The Shankara notes and commentary have stood the test of time for over a millenia, there are no better versions.


The Upanishads, Part II: 002
The Upanishads, Part II: 002
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Benchmark from which the others are compared, 13 Feb 2014
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This, to me, is the definitive translation of these writings, from which most others are derived. The Shankara notes are the accepted benchmark commentary on these scriptures.


Nielsen: Symphonies 1-6
Nielsen: Symphonies 1-6
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5.0 out of 5 stars Balanced performances, 13 Aug 2013
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I found that all 6 of the Symphonies were delivered in a well balanced manner. The tempi were well considered throughout, the conductor appreared to have a great empathy with the composer.

An excellent set of recordings, the soloists well chosen as their voices complemented each other as well as the music. The mixing and engineering of th recording gives crystal clarity.

A good investment for any music collection.


Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/Salve Regina
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/Salve Regina
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautifully Balanced Recording, 22 Feb 2013
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The balance between the orchestra and the soloists and choir is extremely fine.
Emma Kirkby's voice is perfect for this delightful work, Pergolesi's masterpiece.
Indeed James Bowman is also an ideal partner to Emma for this work.

The recording is crystal clear and the pace at which both works are taken is just right, nothing too hurried and nothing spun out.

I would recommend this particular recording to everyone who enjoys either classical or Christian religious music.

Without doubt the best recording of this work that I have ever heard.


Eternal Light - A Requiem
Eternal Light - A Requiem
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting piece by a very contemporary Composer, 15 Jan 2013
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A most interesting piece by Howard Goodall, with plenty of light and charm toi it.

The quality of the recording is first class.


The Music Makers
The Music Makers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb early Elgar, 15 Jan 2013
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Overall, a lovely set of some of Sir Edward's finest early works.

Sound quality is first class and well balanced.


The Gilbert and Sullivan Overtures
The Gilbert and Sullivan Overtures
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bevvy of wonderful old favourites, 15 Jan 2013
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If you love G & S then this is a super set of the overtures, excellent balanced, warm sound and performance.

Great fun!


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