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On the basis of notoriety alone this recording deserves enshrinement in the Classical Hall of Fame. Virtually every serious collector knows, or knows of, “the Mengelberg...

I have been known to say that I’m even happy to have Bach played on a kazoo, just so that someone, somewhere, is playing Bach. But...


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This recording has received two previous reviews in these pages, with rather different conclusions as to its merits. In 31:3 Burton Rothleder praised "a chamber orchestra...

This disc was recorded in 1989, when John Adams was newly celebrated as the composer of Nixon in China but unfamiliar as a conductor, and soprano...


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