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Uranometria, All Sky Edition
Uranometria, All Sky Edition
by Wil Tirion
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £38.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 28 Jun. 2015
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Essential for anyone with a telescope, though that would be qualified by saying that you must have at least one other star atlas that gives a broader view of the constellations. ie. has a limiting magnitude of 6.5 - 7.5


Sibelius: Complete Symphonies, Tapiola, Karelia suite, Finlandia, The Bard
Sibelius: Complete Symphonies, Tapiola, Karelia suite, Finlandia, The Bard
Price: £12.45

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 28 Jun. 2015
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Berglund was a profound Sibelian.


Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake [Evgeny Svetlanov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Vladimir Sokolov] [Melodia: MELCD 1002223]
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake [Evgeny Svetlanov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Vladimir Sokolov] [Melodia: MELCD 1002223]
Price: £24.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB!, 13 May 2015
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This is THE Russian version: the brass have a rasp, the woodwind blaze out over the glorious strings, the violin solos are marvellous. If you want boring and bland, this is NOT the version for you. If you want thrilling orchestral colour and high drama, BUY IT!


Waterman Expert Lacquer Black Gold Trim Medium Nib Fountain Pen - Gift Boxed
Waterman Expert Lacquer Black Gold Trim Medium Nib Fountain Pen - Gift Boxed
Offered by K Direct
Price: £51.76

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine pen, 17 Feb. 2013
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Can't go wrong with a Waterman: fine laquer body and excellent writing qualities. Now I have to add 7 more....


The BBC World War Two Collection (12 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
The BBC World War Two Collection (12 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Laurence Rees
Offered by thewaxworks
Price: £57.12

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential historic document, 8 July 2011
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I bought this, quite simply, as an extraordinary reference work. All of the documentary series included are paragons of the genre. They contain many first-hand accounts from both surviving victims and perpetrators which are of incaculable value in trying to understand the 'how and why' of this most terrifying of twentieth century events. Every library shelf should have this set.


Striggio Mass in 40 Parts
Striggio Mass in 40 Parts
Price: £13.25

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 part bliss, 8 July 2011
You may already know the sublime Tallis - Spem in Alium, well, here is the astonishing work that acted as a catalyst. The bonus here is the adoption of an oft used practice of doubling the voices with one instrument: viols, recorders, sackbuts, cornetts, dulcians, shawms, lutes, renaissance violins and violas, harp, lirone and organ. The effect is truly astonishing, to the point that this is a must-have disc if you have even the slightest interest in this period of music. The bonus DVD allows one to see the remarkable spectacle. More please.......


Williams: The Collectors Edition - The Masterpieces, the Greatest Artists
Williams: The Collectors Edition - The Masterpieces, the Greatest Artists
Price: £50.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime RVW, 7 Dec. 2010
If you want a broad overview of this great composer's work, don't hesitate, the performances are first-rate, and the price is so cheap, it's bordering on the ridiculous!


The Richard Dawkins Collection (The Genius of Charles Darwin,  The Enemies of Reason and The Root of All Evil?) [DVD]
The Richard Dawkins Collection (The Genius of Charles Darwin, The Enemies of Reason and The Root of All Evil?) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Dawkins
Price: £11.98

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Way Forward? (Let's hope so!), 12 Sept. 2010
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The fact that Professor Dawkins arouses such hatred in so many deeply religious people, is testament in itself why these films should be mandatory viewing in all schools. He, unlike much formal religious teaching, simply presents his arguments based on the best evidence we have, then leaves you make your own decision as to what you choose to believe, however contrary to scientifically established fact. In the end, he actually makes the case for tolerance, something that is, unfortuneately, not shared by some fundamentalists of whatever faith. You will find quite terrifying confrontations with such people in these films; we are doomed as a species if they prevail. Watch, learn and THINK! More please, Professor!


Tallis - The Complete Works
Tallis - The Complete Works

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of a genius, 14 Dec. 2009
The title really says it all. The recordings are very fine in both acoustic and dynamic range, and the singing is technically very good to ravishing. Tallis was a towering genius of his age, and to find a set of recordings covering his entire output which maintain such a high level of performance, is a fitting tribute to this extraordinary composer. A 'must-have' item for any serious collector; or, at this price, just buy it if you are vaguely curious, you could not possibly be disappointed.


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