Allegro Classical Winter 2012 Sampler

January 10, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 10, 2012
  • Label: Allegro
  • Copyright: 2011 Allegro
  • Total Length: 1:02:26
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B006VDZMTE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38 Free in Albums (See Top 100 Free in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Audio quality very good.
Kona Mike
If you want to download some great, FREE, music on your Kindle Fire, this Allegro Classical Winter 2012 sampler will suit you fine.
Lee A. Balcom
Good mix of music it all sounds good.
Charles Brown

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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This Allegro Classical Winter 2012 Sampler is a wonderful gift to fans of classical music. I am normally not so gushing in my praise but I can't hide how happy I am to have these recordings. I do not know if this sampler is designed to promote re-issues, since many of these are classic recordings. But whatever their motivation in releasing this collection of gems, I am grateful.

My collection is not heavy on Opera, but everybody knows the name Maria Callas. The recording sounds distant and aged. And yet her powerfully understated rendition of Gluck overshadows everything, and the patina of the recording becomes an adornment that adds character.

Perhaps more familiar to me were the included works by the Royal Philharmonic. With stars such as Ardakov, Judd, Carney & Menuhin included, they certainly have been generous with the caliber of recordings for a sampler. Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto Number 2 was my favorite of the bunch. This is a work I don't often get to listen to, and Ardakov's treatment is subtle and stylized.

This sampler truly has a mix of everything, with the unexpected and playful "Wunderhorntanz" by Mahler sandwiched between better known works by Dvorak and Bach. And in that vein, the sampler closes with a daring piece by Pierre Jodlowski. This track is genre bending and will challenge listeners that are averse to experimental music.

CONCLUSION

If I had one thing to do differently, I might have reordered the tracks to place those experimental works more towards the middle of the collection. To be honest they sound out of place among these other tracks, yet I will never turn down extra tracks. They may just throw off some listeners. But that is a minor quibble. This is a great eye-opening sampler and I am happy I got to listen to it.

Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Poor Richard on June 10, 2013
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Allegro Samplers are worth the time to download for their good music and, well, being free. If you enjoy Classical recreational or professionally I recommend this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee A. Balcom on February 12, 2012
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If you want to download some great, FREE, music on your Kindle Fire, this Allegro Classical Winter 2012 sampler will suit you fine. Background music while reading, playing games, web browsing is a benefit of the Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire. The assortment on this sampler is diverse and enjoyable; its great that Amazon provides free music which is easy to download! There are other FREE samplers available so be sure to search Amazon and get yourself some great music for your library!
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By amazon.jungle on July 14, 2014
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good
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I think the selection of music is very poorly done. Some music is great and some is just noise there is no melody or harmony to it. I could not turn it off fast enough. All in all I am very disappointed and in panic had to get Amazon May day to help more delete it. Sorry but not for me. I LOVE classical music not noise.Viviane
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Excellent quality, but simply too short samples of classic classics!
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By Brother Mor on June 26, 2014
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These are very nice classical music samplers, with a variety of forms, from traditional to more contemporary, and even some nice opera (most non-opera fans can enjoy a number or two).
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I love the idea of being able to get music on my Kindle. This is good background music while reading. Relaxing.
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