Pentatone Classics

If you have not yet purchased or listened to any of the classical albums on the Pentatone Classics label, do yourself a big favor and do so!  Excellent performances, outstanding recording quality, and exquisite production quality.  I have the entire collection of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas by Mari Kodama as well as a few albums by Julia Fischer.  Five stars, top notch!
I have 8 Pentatone SACDs. They are refined recordings of excellent ensembles. However, as much as I want to like them they never reach the "liveness" that I seem to get with other SACDs such as the Living Presence reissues or the Reference Recording CDs, or even certain Sony or BMG SACDs.