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The first instalment in Osmo Vänskä’s and Minnesota Orchestra’s Beethoven cycle was released in December 2004 and was immediately praised for the performances (‘as compelling as any, beautifully realized in every respect’)
The performances heard here are quite enjoyable. Both the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the New Philharmonia Orchestra deliver first-rate accompaniments, and their sound, heard in four-channel mode, wraps around you like you're sitting among the musicians. Grumiaux's performance, while not flawless, is always very musical and filled with well-chosen risks.
Bellini - Works for O boe and Flute
“We have here more of the early 1970s quadraphonic recordings made by Philips but which had remained in their tape boxes untouched for 30 years or more because of the realization that none of the quad LP formats of the time was really a viable means of releasing these excellent surround sound recordings to the general public. Since they started in l970 by this time the Philips engineers had perfected their micing to achieve the utmost realism and naturalness in discrete four-channel recording.”
--John Sunier, audiophile auditio
With hundreds of recorded performances of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet available, what is it that distinguished this 2009 PentaTone disc from the rest? Partially the playing, partially the couplings, and partially the sound.
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is typical in that it certainly has large contrasts in musical texture, style, and color. The music ranges from intensely rhythmic piano solos to slow, broad, and richly orchestrated sections.
NB: This is in Jazz and Classical sections
Haydn / BeethovenSymphoniesRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam (Haydn)BBC Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven)conducted by: Sir Colin Davis
“Davis and the Concertgebouw recorded 17 of Hayden's symphonies beginning in 1975 and continuing through 1983, recognized as among the finest recordings of these works—it great to have at least two of them in their original format”--Robert Benson, classicalcdreview
The pairing here of Mozart's inspired Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, and his sublime Clarinet Quintet, K. 581, is not surprising, nor is the collaboration of conductor Sir Neville Marriner and his son, clarinetist Andrew Marriner, unusual, since both musicians have a natural affinity for this composer.
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
One would never realize the age of the recordings; sonics are superb and Mozart especially doesn't require a subwoofer channel. If your speakers are correctly set up you shouldn't miss the center channel of the four-channel reproduction. The acoustics of a fine London town hall are just right for the music.John Sunier, Audiophile Auditio
“PentaTone's parade of hits in its Remastered Quadro Recording (RQR) series of hybrid SA-CDs continues with 1970/71 recordings of Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, the "Spring," and No. 3 in E-flat, the "Rhenish." Both are given full-bodied, lusty performances by Eliahu Inbal and the Philharmonia Orchestra.”---Dr. Phil Muse, Classik Reviews
WagnerOvertures & PreludesStaatskapelle DresdenSilvio Varviso
« The warmth and blend of the sound of strings, brass and woodwinds are beautifully recorded here, as befits the intimacy of the serenade genre, as part of a seemingly endless stream of sound.”---Dr. Phil Muse, Classik Reviws (September 2003)