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This was an amazimg 1964 Verve LP, featuring Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Ray Brown. Now FIM has brought it back on a K2 Compact Disc (which appears to be xrcd in all but name, with silver foil rather than aluminum. Gorgeous music, rendered with great fidelity..
CD: FIM K2HD 032 $38.95 Click here to hear it
FIM Audiophile Reference IV
A stunning SACD sampler which includes La Vezina Catina by Esther Ofarim, and two pieces from the famous Jazz at the Pawnshop and Antiphone Blues albums, plus a number of excerpts from FIM recordings by Jacintha, Teresa Perez and more. Stunning sound. And the CD layer is encoded in HDCD!
CD: SACD 029 38.95
We couldn't believe it: at an absurdly low price, a huge collection of classical music on 50 CDs. We listened with a jaundiced ear. Might these be old mono recordings? No, they're all in stereo, and better than pretty good...mostly 10th row centre in a good hall, just the way we like it. Surely the artists would be third rate? No, they are all respectable, and many are excellent. Then the music choice would be biased toward the saccharine? No, it's just about the selection we would have made had we been putting together a package like this. If you have few or no classical recordings and you've been thinking you would like to discover the world of the classics, this is for you. It will enrich your life! Even if you have a fair collection already, you'll be surprised by what's on this 50 CD set.
Want to see the list of works on this collection, and even hear excerpts on line? Just pop over to our Classica d'Oro page. Want to hear some of the music on your own system? Order a sampler (on recordable CD) for $10, refundable if you order the entire set.
GCM-1 Sampler, $10
Now the Green Blade Riseth
This superb choral recording is often used in our equipment reviews, and it's superb. music besides. It exists in CD and SACD, but this is JVC's XRCD2 version
XRCD: XRCD 9093 $27.95
This impressive Creole mass by Ariel Ramirez features Josť Carreras. Magnificent sound on this FIM XRCD
XRCD: K2H2 040 $33.95
Famous Blue Raincoat
The Impex gold remastered version of this famous recording.
CD: IMP8301-2 $27.95
A no-less famous CD by Jennifer Warnes, in a gold LPCD format.
CD: 88697606682 $27.95
Massenet Ballet Music
The city of Birmingham Symphony in a famous recording, originally on Klavier. This is a Cisco gold CD
CD: GCD 8002 $37.95
The hard-to-find recording by South African trumpeter (and singer) Hugh Masekela. Includes the famous Stimela..
SACD: 82020 $27.95
Musicians of Europe
from Pierre Verany, a sampler of music by Chopin, Bizet, Rameau, Vivaldi...15 tracks in all. A special purchase at a special price.
CD: PV793024 $9.95
The Flute at the Court of Frederick the Great
Famed flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal has been on hundreds of recordings, but few can match the quality of this recording of music by Quantz, Benda and Frederick himself. With the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, this Erato recording is a European remastering from CBS..
CD: MK39702 Usually $17.95, now $9.95
The Artistry of Linda Rosenthal
Violinist Rosenthal plays popular classics: Hora Staccato, Perpetuum Mobile, Beau Soir (Debussy) and more. This is an HDCD recording from FIM.
CD: FIM022 Usually $29.95, now $22.95
A Time For Us
Alexander Warenberg and his orchestra play light classics and show tunes, from Maria to Schindler's List. This is an HDCD recording from FIM.
CD: FIM051 Usually $29.95, now $22.95
Songs My Dad Taught Me
Jazz standards, with the Jeremy Monteiro Trio. Superb. This is an HDCD recording from FIM.
CD: FIM009 Usually $29.95, now $22.95
SPECIAL PURCHASE EUROPEAN CDs
went through thousands of CDs to find these, and in every case the
transfer to Compact Disc is magnificent. Take any two and you get 10%
off. Take three and you get 20%.
Mannheim Steamroller is a sort of Baroque'n'Roll group, mixing old musical styles with synth rock, always with flawless musical taste and judgement. It works, and how! You'll play this one a lot of times.
LP: LPAG1984 $15.00
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