Learn more Download now Browse your favorite restaurants Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on September 9, 2013
There is a brief moment that happens few minutes before Music of the Spheres heads into its climax. That moment is one of the most joyous musical nirvanas I've ever experienced in my life. It's simple, almost banal.. And it gets me every. single. time.

For me, it is well worth the price of not only this disc, but of the whole Solar System.

But you're not me, so let's elaborate on the rest of the music you'll find here, performed efortlessly and recorded in pristine sound. Music of the Spheres is a piece out of time. Ask Ligeti! Langgaard might've been a nut, but he certainly was a genius. Music of the Spheres is music taken directly from whatever spheres he was able to tap and convey into notation. It builds itself, slowly, from the musical mists that you suspect are hiding unheralded beauty & power - and they do. When the composition comes into full force, you are prepared to embrace it and yet it still overwhelms you, again and again.

And if you somehow manage to stay unfazed (which is, given the apocalyptic / heartwrenching finale, quite a feat), there's the spellbinding, monumental Endens tid to finish the job (plus the final piece is no slouch either).

Beware, though - the dynamic range of this SACD is wide as the space time continuum itself, so if you're stuck with a modest audio setup, consider the Rozhdestvensky, a top notch recording as well.
22 comments| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like so:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

5.0 out of 5 stars