• John Williams at the Movies

    John Williams at the Movies

    Those listeners not totally convinced by the change in sonority from a full symphony orchestra including a substantial string section and a wind band should give this spectacular recording a serious audition. The principal reason ...
  • Universal Music’s Blu-ray Audio Operas

    Universal Music’s Blu-ray Audio Operas

    Universal Music has generally chosen wisely for its important series of Blu-ray audio discs taken primarily from the distinguished Decca opera catalogue. Previous releases include the legendary Georg Solti Ring (now available complete on one ...
  • Henry Mancini on SACD

    Henry Mancini on SACD

    In 1959, RCA released a Living Stereo recording of Henry Mancini’s music from Peter Gunn that was the first in a series of “soundtracks” that became consistent best sellers because of Mancini’s instantly likable music ...
  • Oscar Versus the Music

    Oscar Versus the Music

    This year’s Academy Award for Best Musical Score went to Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight, which provides a good starting point for a discussion of the checkered history of the Music Branch of the ...
  • Wagner: Der Rings Des Nibelungen

    Wagner: Der Rings Des Nibelungen

    Many music critics, listeners, and audiophiles (myself included) consider the Georg Solti Ring to be the greatest recording of all time. It is difficult to dispute that conclusion. First of all, the size and scope ...
  • Mercury Living Presence

    Mercury Living Presence

    The third and final Mercury Living Presence CD collection was recently released. With the addition of the 53 CDs in this album, all of the remastered recordings supervised by Wilma Cozart Fine in the 1990s ...
  • The Analogue Productions RCA SACDs

    The Analogue Productions RCA SACDs

    The RCA Living Stereo records of the 1950s and 1960s (pre-Dynagroove) have been considered by many audiophiles to rank among the best sounding recordings ever made. They are even more desirable because of RCA’s incredible ...

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