Jeremy Dimmick

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (76 of 80)
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 46,626 - Total Helpful Votes: 76 of 80
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised!, 6 April 2014
I was a little wary of this because of the low price (compared with the extortionate amounts manufacturers themselves tend to ask for replacement adapters) and because Sony UK's website has never advertised a spare for this particular model so far as I'd noticed. But it is the real deal, identical to the original apart from the bit that plugs into the laptop itself, which is straight rather than right-angled. Looks like Laptop Adapters, who supplied it, can be trusted.
Stenhammar: Symphony No 2 in G minor ~ Wilhelm Stenhammar
If you were going to have two recordings of this magnificent symphony, Westerberg's would absolutely, definitely be one of them. If you are going to make do with one, then this is probably still it. I'm up to five so far, and Westerberg's is still the one I come back to, for all that there are viable alternative visions of the symphony.

There's such a sense of striding, symphonic purpose in Westerberg's first movement - more exciting to my ears than from faster rivals. The unvarnished, gritty orchestral sound the Stockholm orchestra and Caprice's engineers conjure up, with sharply contrasted textures and great contrapuntal clarity, strikes me as just right for this music, with… Read more
Stenhammar: String Quartets Vol. 2 [Stenhammar Qua&hellip ~ Stenhammar Quartet
And there was me thinking Stenhammar only wrote six string quartets. To have another one is a lovely surprise, especially as it's not some schoolboy effort, but a "String Quartet no. 2". It's not a major piece, and I can understand why the composer (always painfully self-critical) didn't give it an opus number, but it is a delightful listen in itself, and also tells us something genuinely interesting about his aesthetic and technical development as a quartet writer. Number 2 had been a big, serious, very Brahmsian piece (I'm in hopes that the Stenhammar Quartet and BIS will come on to it soon). Stenhammar seems to have moved on by moving back, and this is shorter, much less heavyweight,… Read more

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