Started by Que, September 17, 2007, 08:35:22 AM
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Quote from: Norbeone on September 17, 2007, 11:13:31 AMGoldberg Magazine is supposedly excellent. It focuses mostly (or entirely?) on earlier music from Baroque era to before hand. Maybe it ventures into early classical era, though i'm not sure. It has some excellent sample articles on the official site and definately seems worths subscribing to.http://www.goldbergweb.com/en/
Quote from: Harry Collier on September 17, 2007, 12:20:35 PM... very occasionally, as with the recent Isabelle Faust recording of Beethoven's violin concerto, Gramophone, IRR and LM de la Musique all agree and that is rare enough to get me reaching for my ordering mouse.
Quote from: Que on September 18, 2007, 12:07:47 AMI've widened the scope of this thread to include online sources for reviews. These of course serve the same purpose as old fashioned magazines and indeed I've used them more and more over the years to make decisions on what to buy/explore.A small list of the online sources for reviews I use. I'll add some more specialised sites later.ClassicstodayI think much comment is not needed, it's well known on the forum! Let me just add that I've used it a lot as guidance in the past but have grown a bit weary of it. Too little reviewers - I'm by now well aware (and fed up) with Hurwitz' preferences. I tend to value Jed Distler's reviews now and then. The number of 10/10 reviews is a bit (suspiciously) generous of late...
Quote from: Mark on September 17, 2007, 01:02:27 PMI've made a few errors in purchasing because of this. Now, I treat reviews as little more than a rough guide
Quote from: Harry Collier on September 19, 2007, 12:39:32 AMVery wise. The occasional BIG mistake I've made when buying a CD (usually involving Simon Rattle) has been because I've been infected with some reviewer's enthusiasm.
Quote from: Que on September 18, 2007, 12:07:47 AMAnd this may come in handy: Classicaldigest.com - a reference database on classical music reviews in magazines or online, with links to the reviews whenever possible.
Quote from: Sid on November 09, 2010, 06:22:36 PMWhat are some good places to go to get authoritative reviews of classical releases on the net? I only regularly use the two below, but am interested if any members here know any other good ones.Musicweb seems to be quite authoritative:http://www.musicweb-international.com/Classicstoday seems to be less reliable. I have bought a number of discs that they have poo-pooed and ended up liking them (so strongly disagreeing):http://www.classicstoday.com/Amazon also has some good customer reviews from people who seem to (sometimes) know their stuff. But some reviews there are great, others are crap, so the quality varies greatly...
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