Classical CD of the Week
“…if you have a five-speaker system of fairly similar speakers, you will be transported by the fire and gusto of these recordings. This reading of the Flying Dutchman Overture will make you realize why the music was once used on the soundtrack of so many movie serials and TV shows.”
“This is a superb surround recording with plenty of hall sound from the rear speakers.”
“..Great playing by an orchestra which clearly has this music in its veins conducted by a chef who seems to be born for this repertoire… for those who own a super-audio set with 5 speakers a “must”.
“Yakov Kreizberg conducts really fine performances of these two repertoire favorites…In stereo this live recording sounds gorgeous, but DSD multichannel format offers even more precise instrumental positioning and greater front-to-back depth, all with brilliant highs and a rock-solid bass. But make no mistake, even without the audiophile credentials the quality of the music-making on offer speaks for itself.”
ClassicsToday.com - 30 October 2003
“Apart from the fact that this are first SA-CD registrations of these works, they can compete with the best recordings in the catalogue.”
Luister - December 2003
“The Dutch Orchestra is clearly a world-class ensemble. Wind solos are exemplary, strings are warm and full, and the brass majestic. PentaTone’s 5.0 multichannel is a real treat for surround sound enthusiasts.”
“Superior acoustics and superior PentaTone engineering are particularly flattering to the rich and burnished string sound so essential to a convincing Wagnerian reading.”
The Absolute Sound
“A recording like five pieces of cake with whipped cream after one another, but with Champaign rather than coffee.”
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