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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 19 Dec. 2005
This review is from: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 / The Nutcracker Suite (Audio CD)
I've listened to dozens of reecordings of this work and two stand out. One is currently unavailable (browning LSO, Ozawa) and this is the other. It's perhaps the 'safest' choice for this concerto as it combines excellent sound with a sharp and exciting performance. It's hard to describe how excellent it really is but I can say that this recording has been widely acclaimed by a wide range of critics so it's a CD that you can buy in confidence.
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2010 00:41:46 BDT
Who are those "wide range of critics" who widely acclaimed it to be what you try to describe, ha...?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2010 12:15:27 GMT
The Grammophone guide, The penguin guide, The rough guide to classical music and Radio 3.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2010 13:10:22 GMT
All of them gets their monthly payment (bought out) by the Manufacturer; It's much like the Fifa organization where the more you pay, the better the chance of winning the hosting for the games and the chance of getting rave reviews in the music world. Anyone with ears would tell you that DGG was never and is not a world contender for great sound. Not by a long shot....

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 23:35:58 GMT
Are you sure that the rough guide get a payment from these people? In any case it doesn't change what I said and my preferences are still the same. If you have any alternative suggestions, I would appreciate a link to them.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2011 07:22:49 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2011 19:12:37 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2011 19:44:03 BDT
I wuould advise those seeking a recording of this concerto to try Martha Argerich's performance with Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the Deutsche Grammophon label ; the recorded sound is excellent and the performance is , in my opinion , the best available . The scurrilous remarks made by Spotheim ought to be treated with nought but contempt . Does Spotheim really believe that BBC3 employees are pocketing cash received from the major record companies expecting in return favourable reviews .? " The top of her head " should contain brains - it evidently does not ! Pure paranoia/fantasy . The Ashkenazy recording is bland and the Toscanini/Horowitz hardly exhibits Spotheim's predilection for amazing sonics considering her rant at Deutsche Grammophon .

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2011 19:56:04 BDT
And now to the deleted post by Jeremy C. Robson, who after posting his comment withdrew (deleted) it altogether, never the less, here is a copy of the deleted post: "We all have ears , Ms Spotheim , but most of us have brains right between them !" (note his bizarre spacing before and after the commas - a hint of his inability, insecurity.)

Well Mr. Robson; your comment does not testify to a brain left there between your ears; do you hear a rattle noise, a loos screw perhaps, when you move your head?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2011 10:01:39 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2011 11:29:20 BDT
Oh, what a laugh; Your punctuations spacing is still not addressed and your "nationalistic" drive is not very British (grammatically and ideologically).
You repeat yourself "this is England" for quite few times but England is not the internet and the internet is not England.
So, please do us all a favor: Start sinking quietly into the shadow of your little soul and vanish.
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