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Great Modern Carmen

Advantages: Smooth voiced protagonists, nice sound
Disadvantages: Slightly tame Escamillo, maybe lacking in some french style

Arguably the best recording of Carmen in the past 30 years. Teresa Berganza has a smooth and warm voice here, rather darker than Victoria de los Angeles (Thomas Beecham conducts, EMI) but smoother and lighter than Maria Callas (Georges Pretre conducts, EM ...

operalover2000 04.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Bizet: Carmen

Choral Symphony

Advantages: Choral Symphony
Disadvantages: Nothing

On the first time, The Nineth Symphony of Beethoven is kwoning like "Choral Symphony" because in the foursth and the last movement it is singing by a Tenor, Baritone, Soprano and Messo Soprano Voices with a Choral Voices that they are singing in another w ...

daniel_guibu 11.08.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Greatest pianist since Godowsky

Advantages: Top performance of range of virtuoso piano works
Disadvantages: A little too much virtuosity to listen to all in one sitting

...Alkan, Busoni, Feinberg, Godowsky, Medtner, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, and Sorabji have come to be known as the "Eight Composer Pianists" along with the performer, Marc-Andre Hamelin, who is the ninth. Each of them wrote music requiring the most amazing ...

skriabini 31.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Composer Pianists

'Classical genius for the classically untrained'

Advantages: Classical music of the highest order providing 'Where have I heard this before?' entertainment.
Disadvantages: A pathetic excuse to release classical genius, along with poor album art and information.

...Overview… This album was bought after sifting through the discounted CD section of my local Tesco store. I am by no means a classical fanatic, and do not regularly listen to this music genre. However, upon browsing the track listings, I knew enough t ...

Bakerboykev 02.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Classical Greatest Hits