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Brahms: The String Quartets / Dvorak: "Amerikanisches" Quartett Op.96 (DG The Originals)
Brahms: The String Quartets / Dvorak: "Amerikanisches" Quartett Op.96 (DG The Originals)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beauty of the music is well served by the beautiful playing by the Quartet, 4 Jan. 2016
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Although some may regard the Amadeus Quartet as dated in style, I find these performances to be full of richness and intensity where required and still and reflective as the music demands. The beauty of the music is well served by the beautiful playing by the Quartet. There is an almost telepathic synergy to the playing; every nuance of phrasing is perfectly balanced and shaped by each player. The chordal balance and sound is gorgeous. There is always a sense of scale and a view of each movement/piece as a whole. This set is a lesson for us of excellent musicianship and quartet playing. I'm happy to listen to this set many many times..................


The Dutchman and the Slave
The Dutchman and the Slave
by L. Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing plays that should be better known in the UK, 4 Jan. 2016
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Bought for THE DUTCHMAN. A play that is compelling, shocking and very thought provoking. Just wish it was available for Kindle.


Buff Hopi High UV Buff - Multi-Colour, One Size
Buff Hopi High UV Buff - Multi-Colour, One Size
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!, 4 Jan. 2016
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I like to wear funky hats on gigs and these buff products are great! I've had several positive comments about them. This design is my favourite because of the riot of bright colours. Very comfy, not too hot like a woollen hat. Will be getting more.


The Mindfulness Journal: Exercises to help you find peace and calm wherever you are
The Mindfulness Journal: Exercises to help you find peace and calm wherever you are
by Marcia Mihotich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.49

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!!, 30 Mar. 2015
Wonderful book to help keep you focused. It travels with me so I can dip in when needed. One minor moan - no page nos. or index to find the pages you want but sorted with mini post-its. Buy it to help bring peace and awareness.


Citadel/Room 315
Citadel/Room 315

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 13 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Citadel/Room 315 (Audio CD)
Absolute British jazz classic. A must for fans.


Men's I'm Silently Correcting Your Grammar T-Shirt
Men's I'm Silently Correcting Your Grammar T-Shirt
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Price: £8.95

5.0 out of 5 stars hits the spot, 13 Dec. 2014
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My 3rd year degree English student daughter loves it


Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37
Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, 13 Dec. 2014
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It's hard to find "the" recording of this music; it demands so many things from a choir that it's almost impossible to find a recording that ticks all the boxes. The one that really does it for me is not readily available (USSR state academic choir dir. Alexander Sveshnikov).
However, this recording comes very close. The recording is suitably reverberant without losing the clarity of each part. The choir sings with great passion and warmth of tone. The vast majority of this CD is wonderful and beautiful, apart from one element; the loud sections. As I said the passion and warmth of tone is magnificent on this recording, until it gets loud. To my taste the volume is too much in these parts and the sound is shouty, coarse and harsh. This is a very good performance but, to my taste, it doesn't out-shine the previously mentioned classic recording of this masterwork.


Messiaen: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus
Messiaen: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £7.54

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important and brilliant recording, 13 Dec. 2014
This has to be respected as a performance because, as other reviewers have said, this was supervised by the composer and also the performer, Yvonne Loriod, was his wife who dedicated her life to performing his music. I have 3 minor issues with this recording; there are a few clunky edits, the overall speeds are quite fast in comparison with most performances (was this so they could squeeze it into the right numbers of sides for the LP record set?) and finally there are several rhythmical differences from other recordings.
However, this is an amazing performance of a work I've loved for nearly 40 years. The dynamic range is superb from extremely quiet to very very loud. The very loud passages still have a rich tone and she doesn't pound the piano so it gets thumpy like so many players do. Her range of tone is vast and her expressive skills are astonishing. There are things on this recording I've never heard before, despite knowing these pieces pretty well. She identifies internal lines running through the huge block chords moments and as a result reveals counterpoint I never knew was there. Many players play the birdsong passages as if it's a jazz solo over the top of the music; Loriod does it differently. As she plays the birdsong she integrates it into the whole and it gives a completely different view (regard?!) of this important aspect of Messiaen's music. Loriod's technique is outstanding; I have never heard the complex runs played so fluidly, clearly and with such a sense of musical direction.
Another wonderful performance is Alice Ader's (also approved by the composer) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vingt-regards-sur-lenfant-Jesus/dp/B007SBXTHK/ref=sr_1_19?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1418491320&sr=1-19&keywords=alice+ader
but it doesn't seem to be available at the moment.
Never mind the edits, the speed and the questionable rhythm in places Loriod's performance is fantastic (and cheap)! Buy it!!


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1.0 out of 5 stars Failed without warning after 8 months. Thought my phone ..., 27 Nov. 2014
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long-lasting, 27 Nov. 2014
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Appears to last much longer between charges than Blackberry's own battery. Very good.


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