• Eclipse TD-M1

    Eclipse TD-M1

    The humble desktop loudspeaker often gets short shrift among audio enthusiasts. Our traditional obsession with a stereo system in the listening room now has a challenger in the headphone and CIEM environment, but there’s little ...
  • REL S/3 slight return

    REL S/3 slight return

    I finished my review of the £1,299 REL S/3 subwoofer (http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/rel-s3-subwoofer/), when two things happened. These happened soon after the review was printed, but are worth a revisit. First, while changing nothing on the system ...
  • REL S/3 subwoofer

    REL S/3 subwoofer

    Subwoofer expert REL had a long-running hit in its R-Serie range. But, never one to rest on its laurels, the company announced at the beginning of the year that ‘R’ was out, and ‘S’ was ...
  • Shostakovich: Symphony 4

    Shostakovich: Symphony 4

    The Fourth is the stuff of legend. In 1936, Dimitri Shostakovich’s music had been denounced in Pravda (allegedly at the behest of Stalin). Shostakovich composed “an artist’s creative response to just criticism” Fifth symphony, and ...
  • Dvorak: Cello Concertos

    Dvorak: Cello Concertos

    I’m a big fan of Dvorák’s Cello Concertos (especially the B Minor) and have liked Isserlis cello work for years. He claims it’s taken almost 40 years to take on the Dvorák. It’s a bold, ...
  • Correspondances

    Correspondances

    Henri Dutilleux passed away in May this year aged 97. ‘Correspondences’ is a song-cycle based around the poems and letters of Mukherjee, Rilke, Solzhenitsyn and van Gogh, set to music. The disc also features ‘Tout ...
  • 6 Sonatas for Violin & Piano

    6 Sonatas for Violin & Piano

    These particular Bach violin sonatas are written (and commonly played) with harpsichord accompaniment, but here it’s a direct transposition to the piano. In fact, this harks back to recordings made before the trend for authenticity ...

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