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Smetana: Má vlast ~ Bedrich Smetana
Smetana: Má vlast ~ Bedrich Smetana
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Buy, 23 Nov 2010
This cd is one to try,and no better than Kubleik.The playing of the BRSO is excellent as usual,the only minus for me on this disc,is not the interpretations,but the re-mastering,I find the sound,hard,with not much warmth,especially in the lower end,and it can sound quite thin,but the playing is first class.Kubelik also recorded Dvoraks Slavonic Dances,this too was released on the Galleria label, and again the sound was not as good as the vinyl LP,I hope DGG re-release this recording on the DGG "Original" series will put this matter right,but at budget price, this is a good buy.The recording dates from 1971,a time when DGG went through a phase of a lot of their releases sounding not as… Read more
Suppé: Overtures ~ Dutoit
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING, 18 Nov 2010
This is another cd that made the O.S.M/Dutoit combination so admired,coupled with the superb acoustics at St.Eustache in Montreal,and John Dunkerley as recording engineer,it`s a winning combination.

The Light Cavalry is probably one of the best interpretations you will ever hear,along with Poet and Peasant,but for me,the real surprise and gem,is the second overture "Fatinitza",why is this overture never heard in the concert hall,or recorded more often?.The wonderful elegant swagger and playing of the strings from the 5 min mark is one to die for,just absolutely sumptious,and elegant,this overture is a "real" find,and hats off to the person who decided to include it,and give us… Read more
Peter Hope: Songs and Chamber Music ~ Peter Hope
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter Hope, 17 Nov 2010
I am very surprised why music like this is rarely performed,Peter Hope is probably only known for his Ring of Kerry suite, with the most popular piece from that suite,being the "The Jaunting Car".
This disc however,concentrates on his Chamber Works,the first piece is his string trio from 2005,but with great combinations of instruments in the other pieces,the Bramhall Hall Dances are written for Recorder,Harpsichord and Cello,and are very Elizabethan in style,inspired possibly by the Hall itself in Cheshire.The 4 Sketches of 2002,are scored for oboe,bassoon,and piano,again a style and combination perfect for late night listening.A "Herrick Garland",is written for… Read more

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