Summary: Although it lacks some of the features and conveniences of
more expensive and/or elaborate A/V receivers, the NAD L73 is still a formidable component
when used in the context for which it was designed: as a one-box solution for smaller
rooms and/or simpler systems. And don’t be misled by that 45Wpc power rating -- the
L73 can rock. Its sound is superlative, and its picture quality is very good.
Excerpt: is best known in Ravel's transcription, but is presented here in alternative form. It has been said that Stowkowski wanted a more Russian reading. In fact, two of the paintings the work is based on are omitted because he felt they were perhaps not part of the original Mussorgsky composition, or at the very least they sounded too French. This Naxos-recorded performance is conducted here by Stowkowski’s close friend Jose Serebrier, and is a work of true art.