VARIOUS CLASSICAL TITLES, p. 1 of 2
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POLISH BAROQUE - Concerto Avenna C-8 $24
Chamber works by three unfamiliar 17th century composers: Jarzebski, Mielczewski & Anon. Fresh-sounding and varied Baroque works for strings. All are premiere recordings; same Warsaw Baroque Soloists as heard on C-3 above and every bit as fine a CD as that popular one with our customers. Recorded using Neumann head, 52 minutes, Midas label. ...the sound is quite beautiful - warm, clear and spatially "real"... High Performance Review. NOTE: THIS LABEL HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS AND WHEN OUR CURRENT SUPPLY OF THIS CD IS EXHAUSTED IT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE.
POLISH CHAMBER PHIL. C-9 $24
Karlowicz: Serenade for Strings; Gorecki: Three Pieces; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony. Wojciech Rajski conducts recording premieres of the first two works; lovely string tone widely spread out in front of you. The Serenade is full of lovely melodies, the Gorecki leans toward the spiritual/meditative, and the Shostakovich is suffused with the elegiac emotional quality of his symphonies. Rec. in Warsaw with the Neumann head; 56 min., on Midas label. NOTE: THIS LABEL HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS AND WHEN OUR CURRENT SUPPLY OF THIS CD IS EXHAUSTED IT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE.
ROMANTICISM IN BINAURAL C-11 $24
Tchaikovsky: Sextet for Strings; Spohr: Nonet for Strings and Winds in F. Camerata Vistula of Warsaw in an intense performance of the Sextet with the added variety of the winds added on the Nonet. Wonderful program; highly recommended. Neumann head, 68 min. Numbered Ltd. Edition German import from Audio Electronics.NOTE: THIS LABEL HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS AND WHEN OUR CURRENT SUPPLY OF THIS CD IS EXHAUSTED IT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE.
SCARLATTI on Classical Accordion C-12 $25
Mie Miki skillfully plays her arrangements of 14 of the varied and sparkling harpsichord sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti on her instrument - usually associated with quite a different sort of music! CD profits go to Amnesty International. Aachen head recording, our exclusive Import fr. Projekt Freies Kunsthaus, Germany. The consummate artistry of Miss Miki's interpretations completely bowled me over, perhaps biasing my judgement on purely sonic points. . . Scarlatti on the accordion; it's much livelier than the boring old harpsichord!; John Crabbe, HI-FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW.
OPERA FANTASIES - oboe/harp/piano C-13 $24
Seven fantasies based on grand opera tunes by Mozart, Verdi, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Donizetti and Bellini. Three members of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony. Detailed English booklet with photos. Neumann head, 67 min.; Ltd. Edition Numbered German import fr. Audio Electronics."...a fascinating ensemble...Stage depth, often lacking in stereo recordings, is conveyed well here; imaging is stable at both extremes of the dynamic spectrum. The performers...sound like they are having fun." --FANFARE magazine.
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GREENSLEEVES - flute & harp C-14 $24
Virtuoso displays, folksong and dance adaptations by Rossini, Donizetti, Spohr, Ravel, Bizet, Ibert & Gretchaninoff. Gaby Pas van Riet, flute and Renie Yamahata, harp. Recorded in Redeemer Church, Stuttgart. 11 tracks, Neumann head, 68 min. program. Very complete English booklet. Ltd. Edition Numbered German Import fr. Audio Electronics.
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BERLIN BRASS CHRISTMAS C-15 $24
Both familiar and unusual carols imaginatively arranged for brass quintet. Among the 20 tracks are Joy to the World, Over the River and Through the Woods, I Wonder as I Wander, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The First Noel, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, and music of Bach, Brahms and Humperdinck. The Christmas Jazz Suite swings The Holly and the Ivy, Jolly Old St. Nick, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells and music of Handel. Recorded with the latest Neumann K-100 head, 48 min. Ltd. Edition Number German Import fr. Audio Electronics.
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BACH - Concert for Pedal Harpsichord C-16 $25
With the addition of the low frequency pedal notes that cover nearly the same range as those on the pipe organ, the harpsichord takes on the range and grandeur of the organ. Stefan Palm, harpsichordist. The 15 tracks include his transcription of the Violin Concerto in E, the Fantasie and Fugue in a, Trio Sonatas No. 4, Prelude and Fugue in e and the Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29. Some of the works were originally written for the pedal harpsichord by Bach. Spectacular sound! Aachen Head recording, 72 min. Projekt Freies Kunsthaus label, imported.
RICHARD STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra & ST.-SAENS: Organ Symphony C-18 $16
NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN! AND IN STANDARD ALUMINUM AT NORMAL PRICE. Still Sounds Terrific!
The Pasadena Symphony cond. by Jorge Mester with organist Hector Olivera. Recorded direct to 20-bit high resolution digital hard drive using Neumann K-100 head. First U.S. binaural recording of a full symphony orchestra! Top Hollywood studio musicians. Hall has excellent acoustics. A thrilling pairing with knock-out sonics whether heard via speakers OR headphones! Newport Classics sub-label AUracle (NCAU 10001). Length: 71:56A+ AUDIO; Sound: 10 CD REVIEW [of the original $50 Gold CD]; The sonic splendor of this release is a revelation. It's pressed on gold and sounds like diamonds. INTUNE.
SOLID BRASS - Gershwin to Sousa C-19 $16
One of the top brass quintets today, in a program in four sections: Gershwin Preludes and Joplin, An American Suite (Copland & Sampson), Sousa and others from the 26th Regimental Band of N. Carolina, and five jazzy selections of Duke Ellington, Leroy Anderson and James Parker. Rec.in 24-bit high density binaural/stereo with a new spherical mike that lacks the pinna cues but preserves a very natural and airy sound with detailed sonic information in both the horizontal/vertical planes. Recording personally made by headphone maven Joe Grado on his Signature Recordings label. 54 minutes.Through phones the effect is stunning; one really is sitting front row center. But I hadn't expected the result to be so satisfying coming from my floor speakers. It was . In fact the imaging characteristics are better on this binaural recording than on most multi-miked stereo affairs.. .The music should appeal not only to audiophiles but to anyone with a leaning toward good brass bands. - THE SENSIBLE SOUND.
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring; RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances - C-20 CD $25
Second blockbuster Gold CD from AUracle (Newport Classic) now at a lower price! Retails for $30 Jorge Mester conducts the Pasadena Symphony in a 20-Bit sequel to the acclaimed Also Sprach & St.-Saens Organ Sym. (C-18). Length: 70:32. Ed Long said in the 1/98 issue of AUDIO: . . . recorded with the Neumann KU-100 dummy head binaural microphone system, this gold CD, with the Pasadena Symphony conducted by Jorg Mester, excels in definition and clarity and has especially powerful bass. And BOUND FOR SOUND said: While this recording does do some amazing, almost unbelieveable things when listened to on a set of headphones, it sounds every bit as good when listened to through a pair of speakers. [For rest of this review go to this page.]
MEASURE FOR MEASURE AT ORCHESTRA HALL - Men's choral society, cond. by Leonard Riccinto - C-24 CD $15 - These 21 selections for a large male chorus are performed at a high level of musicality; and range from Praetorius to a humorous version of Prelude in C# Minor of Rachmaninoff, plus American folk songs. Recorded live in the same excellent-sounding hall as used by The Detroit Symphony, using the Aachen HEAD Acoustics System.
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