Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Blind Boys of Alabama Learn more Fitbit
Profile for Guy Chapman > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Guy Chapman
Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,600,602
Helpful Votes: 12

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Guy Chapman
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Weber - Symphonies Nos 1 & 2; Horn Concertino; Overtures
Weber - Symphonies Nos 1 & 2; Horn Concertino; Overtures
Price: £13.09

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight to hear, 1 Jan. 2009
I have several recordings of the Weber horn concertino, a staple of the horn repertoire and a party piece for many players. This is far and away my favourite. Tony Halstead's playing is a masterclass in hand stopping technique, incredibly fluid and a joy to hear. The balance from the orchestra is perfect, the Hanover Band delivering their usual sensitive and thoughtful performance, but it is Tony's playing that really makes this recording for me. Many other fine recordings of the Weber exist (for vivacity, lightness of touch and sense of fun I love Barry Tuckwell's version, and for sheer virtuosity Frank Lloyd is a tough act to beat), but in this recording we have a winning combination of the softer-sounding natural horn, a really great historically informed performance band, and a knowledgeable and sympathetic interpretation from Goodman and Halstead.


Mozart: Horn Concertos
Mozart: Horn Concertos
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £13.41

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The benchmark by which all others are judged, 31 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Mozart: Horn Concertos (Audio CD)
You probably don't need me to tell you that Dennis Brain's recording of the Mozart horn concerti is one of the must-hear records that every music lover should have - it is still considered by professional horn players to be probably the finest performance of these works on record, remarkable when you consider that Brain has been dead for over half a century. The combination of Brain, the incredibly dynamic Philharmonia Orchestra, and its young and vibrant conductor Herbert von Karajan, is legendary, and justly so.


Page: 1