Fanfare: May/June 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Strauss – “Don Juan”, “Tod und Verklarung”, “Till Eulenspiegel”

“Crank up the volume and shut your eyes: especially on the surround tracks, you’ll get as close to the experience of hearing a live orchestra as you’re liable to get at home. The sound has tremendous presence and solidity, without the kind of unnatural spotlighting that reminds you that you’re listening to a recording; spatial relations are vividly represented; the sense of the hall is palpable. Purely as a sonic experience, this disc would be worth owning…”

-Peter J. Rabinowitz