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Stop Watch - Jumbo Touch Screen Timer
Stop Watch - Jumbo Touch Screen Timer
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Price: £17.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars design flaws, 23 April 2014
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This would be a great product, with a nice large screen.
However:
a) the contrast is too low, so the figures are hard to read
b) the battery life is poor, about 3 weeks.
Given that the battery for a typical small LCD kitchen timer, with good display contrast, seems to last about 6mths, surely the manufacturers could have done better.


Keep Moving
Keep Moving

5.0 out of 5 stars red hot, 2 Mar. 2014
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Wow ... red-hot. It seems upbeat hard rock didn't die. It just slept.
Every track preview grabbed me - very unusual, even for the best albums - and the full thing didn't disappoint.
Why is this guy so unknown?
Am not a big fan of Wolfmother - they're okay, but a bit more like standard modern metal - this is much better.


Chopin: Préludes
Chopin: Préludes

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars utterly brilliant, 3 Dec. 2012
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I have listened to a lot of Chopin interpretations over the years. After an inability to master the technical difficulties, so that you can actually hear the individual notes, the most common problem is failure to empathise with Chopin's emotionality, so that it comes out flat and mechanical. Argerich is just one of several pianist suffering from this defect. (She is absolutely fine with other composers.)
Blechacz's performance is technically flawless, and I can't remember such crispness of playing with any other Chopin recordings. His Preludes are a revelation, they take the breath away, I was totally bowled over. If it doesn't sound too precious, they are so brilliant I actually find it difficult to listen to more than 2 or 3 at a time.
The sensibilities expressed here are undeniably romantic, though never maudlin. The tone is assertive, at times it almost sounds Bach-ian in the confidence of the notes. If you don't play Chopin romantically, you shouldn't be playing him at all - he is the quintessential Romantic composer.
The one possible objection is that sometimes B's pauses, which he extends for effect in one or two places, can seem just a little too long.
Overall, however, I found this recording utterly brilliant. Until now, my top 3 Chopin players were Pollini, Ashkenazy and Tamas Vasary in the lead, but Blechacz has now displaced him, at least for the time being. More please.


Bach : Partitas et toccatas pour piano - Piano partitas and toccatas
Bach : Partitas et toccatas pour piano - Piano partitas and toccatas
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very refreshing, 28 Aug. 2011
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Lovely! Bruno Fontaine shows how Bach can benefit from a hint of jazzy/improv, without going pop. Not being much of a fan of Bach's solo keyboard work, which I usually find a bit too gloomy, I was definitely convinced by this recording; the excellent sound quality helped. So much more fun than (e.g.) the dour Glenn Gould.


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