Jill J.

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Sym 4 (Ltd.Ed) ~ Carlos Kleiber
Sym 4 (Ltd.Ed) ~ Carlos Kleiber
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best CD I own, April 29 2002
This is it - my desert island CD. It is definitely the best CD I own. Of all of them. I am a classical musician and have played Brahms 4 several times, studied it, and heard it countless times. When I heard this recording, it was as if I were listening to a different piece, as if I'd never heard it before. The clarity of Brahms' intentions is truly remarkable. If you want to really know what Brahms had in mind when he wrote it, listen to this recording.
Chamber Sym-Grand Piano ~ John Adams
Not only is the piece amazing! (of course) but the performance is incredible! The London Sinfonietta plays with remarkable virtuosity and STYLE! As a musician having listened and seen the score, I know this piece is extremely difficult, and they play with wonderful competence and character. Aside from the fantastic playing, the piece is a real ear opener for fans of Adams. The majority of his music (or, that which is being recorded) are large orchestral works. Large orchestras, lots of soloists, etc. Wonderful stuff, if you haven't heard Harmonium yet, go listen. But the chamber symphony is like all the very best things condensed into a small ensemble and 20 or so minutes. The result… Read more