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The Chopin Concertos ~ Daniel Barenboim
The Chopin Concertos ~ Daniel Barenboim
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I first heard a couple of movements from this CD on Classic FM, and was bowled over by the quality. Having now bought the CD and listened to it a few times, I would say it is one of the highest quality recordings I have ever heard, despite the fact that it is a live recording! (I was astonished to hear applause at the end of each concerto, as I had assumed they were recorded in a studio.) The sound engineers have done a superb job here - barely any noise can be heard from the audience throughout both concertos. The piano is captured beautifully, and the orchestra sounds terrific, with a fine balance between the two.

Don't be put off by the fact that Barenboim was in his late 60s… Read more
Antologia ~ Grupo Niche
Antologia ~ Grupo Niche
This could so easily have been the best Niche compilation available - virtually every track on here is an absolute corker. It's just a shame that Sony made a mess with the mastering of this double CD; every track is a little distorted due to "clipping". The volume has been increased too high, resulting in the loudest parts being clipped - very noticeable with the louder brass and vocal sections.

Sadly, the compilation "Siempre Una Aventura" suffers the same problem. The ones to go for are "The Best" and "12 Anos" (the latter is difficult to come by now though) if you want most of these tracks in higher quality.
Millonarios De La Salsa ~ Grupo Niche
Millonarios De La Salsa ~ Grupo Niche
There are some great tracks on here that are hard to find elsewhere such as "El Cable", "Mi Negra Y La Calentura" and "Buenaventura Y Caney".

Unfortunately, the sound quality on all tracks is a bit poor. Also, you may be disappointed by the alternative versions presented here of some of the more popular tracks such as "La Negra No Quiere" and "Ana Mile", which in my view lack the energy of the more common versions.