I haven't had much to contribute lately, but I'd like to
mention the Delos CDs recorded by John Eargle.
Like most of you I was shocked by his passing
given that many of us were listening to the Everest
CD and leafing through the JBL Story in the past
couple of days.
I first heard about Delos through Peter Aczel's
'The Audio Critic' as he was a great fan of those
recordings. That was 10 years ago before I knew
of the Eargle/JBL connection.
So I'd like to recommend a few of these CDs for
their great sound (and solid performances):
-- Engineer's Choice (DE 3506). Similar in concept
to the Everest CD.
-- Bartok/Dohnanyi (DE 3095)
-- David Diamond Sym.1/Vio Con 2 (DE 3119)
-- King of Instruments (DE 3503). This is the organ
equivalent of the Everest CD.
-- Catherine Crozier at Grace Cathedral (DE 3090)
A great organ recital (you need sub 30 Hz response
to get the full treatment).
And, for those of you who think your speakers
can handle symphonic bass drums, give this a try:
-- Hovhaness: mount st. helen's symphony (DE 3137)
The third movement depicts the eruption. It' s scary.
Lastly, while listening to the Everest CD just last night,
I ordered the Popper/Starker and Kreisler/Kavakos CDs.