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bobb
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Naxos CDs

I stopped at Tower Records this afternoon and browsed the classical section, or at least what is left of it! (Used to be half of the room - now just three rows. Ugh!) Anyway, there was a substantial section devoted to Naxos CDs. All were priced at just 8.99, which is also the price most everywhere online. Very reasonable. I picked up the new John Rutter "Mass of the Children" release. Haven't spun it yet, but I was just wondering what everybody's opinion is regarding Naxos releases in general. Are they done well performance wise and sonically? 8.99 seems too good to be true.

Bob

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Naxos

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Tood,

Thanks for keeping the posts coming. Very enlightening.

I have enjoyed Naxos as they are a great way to build a decent Classical library on the cheap. I always believe it is important to support companies like this that try a deliver great music to the masses. Certainly way better than the "download" mentality sweeping the globe. I really enjoy getting their updated "book"/cataglog for free, even.

Enjoyed your review of the Silverman Beet/32. I really love that set and JA's work.

Regards,

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Hi, Jim -- I buy Naxos all the time. At their sonic worst, they are merely a little subdued dynamically, and at their best they are as good as anything our there. Some of the recent Marin Alsop-led orchestral performances are stunning, in both sonics and interpretive mastery. Her Tchaikovsky 4th, and her Brahms 1st and 2nd are just outstanding. Cheers, Clifton

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Clifton,

Now you've done it. I'll be off to Borders in the AM and buy more stuff I really don't need, but that is not what this hobby is about anyway! Thanks.

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