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Alleluia
Alleluia
Price: £9.81

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 30 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Alleluia (Audio CD)
I am not disappointed to have purchased this CD.
With so much pop-pap around, it's important IMHO to support music with heft and merit.
I thought Julia's CD OKAY but found myself moving on to other musical offerings pretty quickly.


Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas
Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas
Price: £12.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy all three ..., 30 Nov 2013
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Others have written extensive learned critiques ...
I have enjoyed three recent Purcell Quartet + Buxehude + Chaconne purchases of late
Great recording quality. Great performances.
Michael Chance and Emma Kirkby are bywords for quality.
Very soothing ... especially after a (or during a) stressful day.
The three are:
Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas
Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol 2
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (the limbs of our Lord Jesus)


Haydn: String Quartets Opus 71
Haydn: String Quartets Opus 71
Price: £12.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takacs = quality, 8 April 2013
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Gentle reader, I'm almost at the point where I buy any new Takacs CD without further thought.
Composer + Program almost irrelevant.
Sublime, muscular performances. Great recording quality. I can feel the rosin being vibrated into the air.


Terzetti: Trios for Flute, Harp & Viola by Bax, Debussy, Ravel, Mathias and Dubois
Terzetti: Trios for Flute, Harp & Viola by Bax, Debussy, Ravel, Mathias and Dubois
Price: £12.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice CD, 8 April 2013
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Love finding obscure (!) music. This CD deserves to not be obscure. If you like chamber music, and romantic+ music, you'll most likely like this CD as I did.
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Schubert: String Quintet/ Quartet (Takács Quartet; Ralph Kirshbaum) (Hyperion: CDA67864)
Schubert: String Quintet/ Quartet (Takács Quartet; Ralph Kirshbaum) (Hyperion: CDA67864)
Price: £11.72

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takacs = excellent !!, 26 Dec 2012
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Terrific recording
Terrific performance
It's getting to the stage where I see the latest release from this quartet and automatically buy it
They haven't done anything for me to change this Pavlovian response as yet :-)


Anvil! The Story of Anvil [DVD]
Anvil! The Story of Anvil [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Norland
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy-metal dreaming gem, 18 April 2012
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Andrew Denton (an Aus TV interviewer) said during his introduction of Tiny Tim something like, "Blessed be the cracked for they let the light shine in"
The people we are introduced to in this documentary aren't "cracked" (at least not fully cracked) but in their company the light certainly shines in - warm and bright.
I say, "Blessed be those who follow their dreams, who don't compromise, who demonstrate the best traits of our shared humanity".
These Canadian heavy metal aficionados tell a story for everyone who aspires, or at the very least can appreciate aspiration. This is a rare and beautiful gem.


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