S. Milton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (57 of 74)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,257,469 - Total Helpful Votes: 57 of 74
Mozart - Copland - Kats-Chernin: Works for Clarine&hellip <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozart-Copland-Kats-Chernin-Clarinet-Orchestra/dp/artist-redirect/B00AR8E9L6">Michael Collins</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative Mozart, 29 Jan 2013
Michael has worked with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra many times before. Most notably, he recorded the complete works of Louis Spohr for Clarinet and Orchestra with them several years ago.

The gem of this disc is surely the Mozart Concerto. Played with even more intimacy than the RNO recording with Pletnev, here Collins directs the orchestra as well, coaxing the most beautiful sound from them (the recapitulation in the slow movement is a prime example of this). For me, this is the most beautiful recording of this work to date. Light, articulate, stylish, with a sense of movement, it all comes together.

The Copland is equally as impressive, in a different way. The… Read more
Messiaen: 100th Anniversary Box Set <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Messiaen-100th-Anniversary-Box-Set/dp/artist-redirect/B002451PXK">Various artists</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 28 Jan 2010
A great and comprehensive set of these masterpieces. The only sad thing is that we don't get Michael Collins playing in the Quartet for the end of time
Mozart - Gran Partita K361 for 13 insts  K361,Sere&hellip ~ London Winds/Michael Collins
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing performance, 22 Mar 2007
This work has been recorded by a lot of different groups, but the London Winds version here is quite simply outstanding. Recorded without a conductor, with Michael Collins leading from the chair, it sounds free, easy, and quite beautiful.

This is a must for how to play Mozart properly!

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