HEGEL: H360 Integrated Amplifier

  Kirk Midtskog has posted a review of the Hegel H360 integrated amplifier ($5700) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Its neutral tonal balance, articulate and lovely rendering of details, commanding power reserves, spacious soundstaging, and natural imaging are laudable. At $5700, as solely a linestage integrated amp of its quality and power output, it […]

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Why is Sibelius’s piano music so neglected?

Leif Ove Andsnes champions the composer’s keyboard music. I am fascinated by famous composers who have areas of music that are unknown, not only to the general audience but even to musicians and people in our field. This is especially the case with piano music, and no wonder! After all, there is so much piano […]

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THE ZOMBIES: Odessey & Oracle (50th Anniversary Edition CD)

they tell us …… This CD celebrates the 50th anniversary of Odessey and Oracle, recorded between June and August of 1967. Remastered from the best sources possible, the package includes 7 bonus tracks, (alternate versions and outtakes from the original recording sessions), never seen photos and new notes. Odessey and Oracle ranks #100 on Rolling […]

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Verve Records: 20 classic album covers

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Make It Your Sound Make It Your Scene – Vanguard Records And The 1960s Musical Revolution

4 CD box stuffed with blues, folk and songs that shaped an era… When New Yorkers Seymour and Maynard Solomon founded Vanguard Records in 1950 they surely didn’t suspect just how influential their creation would be in shaping the music and ideals of the post-war generation. The brothers were classical buffs focussed on the past […]

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CLEAR LIGHT: Clear Light (CD)

We are told: Clear Light’s eponymous 1967 album is one of the jewels of Elektra Records’ 1960s catalogue. A short-lived, much-loved Los Angeles aggregate, the band is best known for including sometime Doors bassist Doug Lubahn and future CSNY and Manassas drummer Dallas Taylor, but Clear Light’s blend of quirky songwriting and psychedelic arrangement has […]

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Podcast: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Martin Cullingford writes: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is one of the most admired sopranos – indeed classical artists – of our age. Last night, Gramophone celebrated her enormous contribution to music over an extraordinary career by giving her our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Presto Classical. In a special Awards podcast, Editor-in-Chief James Jolly […]

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From the tiniest beginnings

Paul McGowan writes: Of all the questions we are asked by customers, finding and fixing hum is perhaps number one. Ground loops would be our first suspect, but a close second is hum and noise from turntables. Ground loops occur when two pieces of interconnected equipment find themselves grounded at different levels (one slightly higher […]

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What do you say?

Paul McGowan writes: Let me set the scene for you. You’re at a dinner party, the folks that invited you have worked their hearts out to make a lovely meal, but it’s not to your liking. And then your worst fears come true. “How was your food?” She asks so nicely, filled with expectations (and hope). […]

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ROBIN TICCIATI: Interview – Exclusive video

This month’s Gramophone Recording of the Month is Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été and La mort de Cléopâtre featuring mezzo Karen Cargill, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Robin Ticciati (you can read the Gramophone review here and listen to a complete track from the album on the Gramophone Player here). Gramophone’s editor-in-chief, James Jolly, caught up with […]

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PMC: fact.12

They say ….. The fact.12 is a product of PMC’s passion for absolute sonic transparency. It delivers emotion and power while preserving clarity and dynamics at all levels, from whisper-quiet to performances you can literally feel. With ATL™ bass loading technology and its audiophile level controls for precise adjustment of high and low frequencies, fact.12 guarantees a […]

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VAN HALEN: 1984 // TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT (Vinyl 6LP)

We are told: This deluxe collection features Tokyo Dome Live In Concert and the newly remastered Van Halen and 1984 albums into a four-CD set and a six-LP vinyl set in special packaging. TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT is set to become Van Halen’s first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed […]

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PMC: Wafer

They say ….. PMC has brought its ATL technology, found in the world’s leading studios to a range of discreet, stylish in-wall and on-wall loudspeakers. The slim-line wafer series are capable of astounding room-filling richness and clarity, ideal to recreate the surround sound cinema experience or an audiophile two channel system. The two size options […]

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