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Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn Violin Concertos / Ormandy, Stern, Philadelphia Orchestra (SACD)
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Ormandy, Isaac Stern
Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn Violin Concertos / Ormandy, Stern, Philadelphia Orchestra (SACD)
Genre: Classical
 

      
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All Artists: Tchaikovsky, Eugene Ormandy, Isaac Stern
Title: Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn Violin Concertos / Ormandy, Stern, Philadelphia Orchestra (SACD)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 9/14/1999
Album Type: Super Audio CD - DSD
Genre: Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Instruments, Strings, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074640606267
 

CD Reviews

Historic indeed
John Lowe | Dearborn, Michigan USA | 11/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The CD of this album issued in the '80s on the ``Great Performances'' label refers to this as a historic recording. I can see why. This is Stern at his absolute peak. I haven't heard another performance of either piece to match what he does here. The final movement of the Tchaikovsky will cause you to tie down loose objects near your speakers -- the gale is that strong."
Still the Best
Phillip L. Actor | Morgan Hill, CA USA | 11/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've listened to these two pieces by a number of artists and enjoyed most of them. However, half way through I'm ready to look for the old worn tape of this CD. Sterns' power is inspiring. I can and do listen to this over and over. Youngsters take note, if your reaching for greatness this is your mark."
Major dissapointment
Dennis M. Desantis | 12/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is a SACD fiasco. I had hoped that Sony would work that same magic as they did with the Szell SACD reissues which create a wonderful soundtage with depth and great string sound. No such luck. The orchestra is 2 dimensional and so congested that it's diffcult to make out the individual instruments. Stern's violin playing is gorgeous but he is so loud and upfront that this SACD images like a violin solo in front of wallpaper. I guess the engineers monkeyed so much with the Phila recordings that great sound is impossible. What a shame."