Author: Russell Lichter

Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 “Organ”, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra

September 28, 2004

Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 “Organ”, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra  [Telarc hybrid SACD-60634] Russell Lichter September 2004              Once again one of Telarc’s superb hybrid SACDs, but this one is rather special. It is special because it [Read More]

Johannes Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3, Handel Variations; Anton Kuerti, Piano

August 25, 2004

Johannes Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3, Handel Variations; Anton Kuerti, Piano [ProPiano PPR224512] Russell Lichter August 2004          I’m sitting here shaking my head, wondering how in blazes I can begin to talk about Brahms’s [Read More]

Glenn Gould, Mozart: The Piano Sonatas

August 3, 2004

Glenn Gould, Mozart: The Piano Sonatas [MB2K 45612 and MB2K 45613]   Russell Lichter August 2004              I suddenly realized that for many months running I’ve been all tied up with newly issued CDs. I’ve written about [Read More]

The Great XRCD Shootout of ’04

June 25, 2004

                 The Great XRCD Shootout of ’04 Russell Lichter Thanks to Kevin Berg of Japan Victor Corporation of America, I was finally able to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: a [Read More]

Anées de Pèlerinage

June 21, 2004

Russell Lichter                                                                                                   June 2004   A summer evening, temperate, calm, almost timeless. You’d never know it’s earlyMarch. As the horizon fades from blue to blue on the recumbent hills where I live, it is easy to [Read More]

Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila

May 24, 2004

Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Alexander Vedernikov conducting Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow [PentaTone Classics PTC 5186 034].   Russell Lichter May 2004              What an absolutely wonderful recording! I love everything about [Read More]

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 and Tragic Overture, Op. 81

May 5, 2004

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 and Tragic Overture, Op. 81, [Pantatone Classics, Multichannel SACD/CD hybrid, PTC 5186 042] Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Vonk Russell Lichter May 2004              Telarc, [Read More]

What Do Records Sound Like?

December 27, 2003

What Do Records Sound Like? Russell Lichter                                                                                              December 2003 We were having dinner with our friend Helen the other week. (Should I tell you about Wahid’s incomparable lamb skewers, his basmati rice and homemade [Read More]

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