Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johann II [Junior] Strauss, Josef Strauss, Emile Waldteufel|
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H.C.Morgan | Northern Virginia, USA | 02/25/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Take your $... and spend it on some cheap beer instead of this CD, You will enjoy it more. However, If you want to hear what "Quality High Fidelity" sounded like on a very low grade record player in the late 1950's, go ahead and buy this CD. It sounds as if it was recorded from a neighbor's 78 rpm player using an inexpensive microphone held up to the speaker.Needless to say, I was very disappointed in it's quality. I actually paid more than the current asking price for the CD expecting much more. Yes, I am a fool."
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 05/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what the previous reviewer is talking about (maybe he did spend too much of his money on cheap beer), but this is a wonderful CD of Waltzes. The original EMI Seraphim series featured some of the greatest recordings of the golden age of stereo at absurdly low prices. The titles that are still readily available like this one, for many are out-of-print and fetching prices ten times their original price, are among the best values in the history of classical music. This CD in particular features Felix Slatkin and Milos Rosza both leading the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra in memorable renditions of Strauss Family, Waldteufel and Ivanovici classics. All the nuggets are here -- The Blue Danube, Emporer, Skaters and Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes -- in legendary performances. Don't be fooled, this is a great buy!"
What a wonderful CD!!!
Jeannie K. | Burlington, KY USA | 10/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like the last review, I am not sure what the first person was thinking when they gave this CD only 1!!! star. I just received this and sitting here with tears in my eyes. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I have been looking for specifically the "Skater's Waltz" for some time now and finally found it!! I can't believe that anyone who listens to this Wonderful CD could give it anything less than 5 stars! I purchased one for my mom for Christmas and one for myself.
I had to add to this because I just purchased my third CD of this!! I have already given away two as gifts. This is so delightful and you really listen on a headset in a quiet room. You will be swept away by the beauty of these waltzes!!!
An Update on this CD, January 2008, This CD is still just as wonderful as the first time I purchased it. I have purchased 2 more for friends and family.
If you are a big classical music buff this will be a fantastic addition to your collection!!!"