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String Quintet in C
String Quintet in C
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... slowly -a vision of heaven indeed though a very sad one. Note, 7 Jan. 2017
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Superb performance of the Quintet with the adagio taken daringly slowly -a vision of heaven indeed though a very sad one. Note: this wonderful performance is also available with quality fill-ups on another issue.


Schumann: The Symphonies [DVD] [2009] [NTSC]
Schumann: The Symphonies [DVD] [2009] [NTSC]
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4.0 out of 5 stars A truly wonderful collection of the Schumann symphonies, 1 Jan. 2017
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A truly wonderful collection of the Schumann symphonies. The First bubbles over with fresh charm and vivacity and the Fourth is authorative. Only the exaggerated slowness of the beautiful adagio of the Second prevents this set from getting the fifth star.


Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies, Op 79; 3 Intermezzi, Op 117; 6 Pieces, Op 118; 4 Pieces, Op 119
Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies, Op 79; 3 Intermezzi, Op 117; 6 Pieces, Op 118; 4 Pieces, Op 119
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5.0 out of 5 stars These are classic recordings in fine seventies Decca sound, 20 Mar. 2016
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These are classic recordings in fine seventies Decca sound. Radu Lupu seems to get exactly the right tone of intimacy needed in the late pieces and has the power and the depth for the larger-boned Rhapsodies. Get this ,and his recording of the Schubert Impromptus. You won't be disappointed!


Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great recording., 20 Mar. 2016
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Spectacular sound, a strong sense of structure and focus plus glowing tone. Clearly a frontrunner in the choice for this sonata. Plus there are short pieces which range from near-atonality and aphorism to the lushness of high romanticism. A great recording.


Sibelius: The Symphonies & Tone Poems (Decca Collectors Edition)
Sibelius: The Symphonies & Tone Poems (Decca Collectors Edition)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is good to have Davis's Boston recordings as well as his ..., 20 Mar. 2016
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It is good to have Davis's Boston recordings as well as his later LSO discs. As in any such sets, some performances stand out: the fourth here is very fine as is the third. The delicacy combined with power also make the sixth exceptional. Only the seventh seems unsure, failing to move inevitably to its equivocal end. The violin concerto here is a lovely recording with Salvatore Accardo.


Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tchaikovsky's final operatic masterpiece, 20 Feb. 2016
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Tchaikovsky's last opera is a masterpiece, little-known only because it is in one beautifully structured act. It has a seamless lyrical flow with memorable solos and exquisite orchestration. Anna Netrebko loves this opera and it shows in this delicate and yet passionate performance.The other performances are equally distinguished. This is a not-to-be missed treasure!


Mendelssohn: The String Quartets
Mendelssohn: The String Quartets
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5.0 out of 5 stars are major works and would firmly place Mendelssohn amongst the great post-Beethoven quartet writers, 24 Jun. 2015
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Vital performances of these unjustly undervalued works. The A minor and F minor quartets,from the beginning and end of his tragically short creative life,are major works and would firmly place Mendelssohn amongst the great post-Beethoven quartet writers. The Ysaye Quartet revel in the rich part writing and firm structuring of these works. Very clear and rich recording.


Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Album Collection
Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Album Collection
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bad Winter? It could hardly be a sign of ..., 19 May 2015
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The Richter canon is a very rich one. That he was a phenomenal pianist is obvious in all these recordings and it is fascinating to hear in these many recordings.the level of athleticism, the dark probing and the humanity which are awe-inspiring. There are classic performances here: the Studio recordings of the Brahms 2nd,the Beethoven !st Concerto with Leinsdorf and Munch respectively and the Trout with the Borodin are quite superb and the live Apasionata and the Brahms 1st sonata are magnificent.
A word about audience participation.The first performances at Carnegie Hall are plagued by coughing. A bad Winter? It could hardly be a sign of audience restlessness!
Highly recommended.
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Italian Grammar Drills
Italian Grammar Drills
by Paola Nanni-Tate
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, well-structured and full of clear explanations. Detailed ..., 19 July 2014
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Comprehensive,well-structured and full of clear explanations. Detailed exercises with some surprises!


Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Mahler, 11 April 2014
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This will always remain a benchmark for Das Lied recordings and never more so since its remastering. The orchestral performance under Walter is blazing and the vocal contributions of Ferrier and Patzak are unequalled.


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