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Bach: Six Trio Sonatas
Bach: Six Trio Sonatas

5.0 out of 5 stars with Robert King on chamber organ/harpsichord) are a fine example of Robert King's sensitive productions, 18 July 2015
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Why does J S Bach's music so often lend itself for transposition? This CD answers that. This 1995 set of 6 trio sonatas, originally for organ solo (BWV525 to 530), rescored for 2 violins, viola, cello, oboe/oboe d'amore and continuo (theorbo, with Robert King on chamber organ/harpsichord) are a fine example of Robert King's sensitive productions. Read the CD booklet too ! ! For if you are organ score-reading, they are NOT played here as Bach's order of presentation. (e.g. the first, (BWV 525) is played last etc). A first class recording.


Secularization and Moral Change: The Riddell Memorial Lectures, 36th series,delivered at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne on 11,2 and 1 November,1964 ... Riddell memorial lectures;1964)
Secularization and Moral Change: The Riddell Memorial Lectures, 36th series,delivered at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne on 11,2 and 1 November,1964 ... Riddell memorial lectures;1964)
by Alasdair Macintyre
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Its still an excellent source of thought, 18 July 2015
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This book contains 3 lectures given at Newcastle University in 1964, printed by OUP in 1967. Alasdair MacIntyre was then Professor of Sociology (Social Philosophy) at the University of Essex. He is now (according to Google) Senior Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University. In the mid 1960's, Sociology had become a popular academic subject; secularisation, as a study area, was a complete but growing novelty. In re-visiting these lectures, does this book have something to say - maybe differently - in today's world (2015) ? I think it does. Its still an excellent source of thought.


Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol. 2
Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol. 2
Price: £14.65

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is volume 2 of a set of two, ..., 14 July 2015
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This is volume 2 of a set of two, recorded 2013. The only mass NOT covered in this set is the 'famous' b minor mass. Both masses here are very sympathetically recorded and bring out Bach's ability at borrowing his own works. Interspersed with these works is the well-known Cantata BWV79, also well recorded, which contains the 'famous' duet in the 5th movement. The CD booklet is, given the paucity of information we have at present, well presented, and includes a brief history of the 'mass' as a compositional tool.


Dictionnaire des difficultés de la langue française
Dictionnaire des difficultés de la langue française
by Adolphe Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.75

1.0 out of 5 stars I own a 1971 edition of this book and thought ..., 7 July 2015
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I own a 1971 edition of this book and thought to update my knowledge with a new copy. Imagine my shock to find that this 'new' edition (I am writing in 2015) is EXACTLY the same as the 1971 edition - word for word, page for page ! ! It's just a bit bigger and a bit thicker - oh, and the front cover has been redesigned. Larousse - a famous Parisian publishing house - should be ashamed of themselves. If not sued. The French language hasn't moved on since 1971 ! ! ? So, who is this now out-of-date book for, exactly? Look up 'jours' and it will start off by telling you that the days of the week are: dimanche, lundi, etc. Look up 'mots anglais' and be prepared to Google one word (which I did and the replies were a bit vague), and since when have the words 'baby' and 'box' been part of the French language?? On the back cover, this book describes itself as ' Le grand classique des dictionnaires de difficulties...'. There must be loads of jokes about this boast here ! Off you go ...


Normandy Michelin Regional Map (Michelin Regional Maps)
Normandy Michelin Regional Map (Michelin Regional Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent Michelin map - it even shows the tiny hamlet ..., 30 Jun. 2015
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Another excellent Michelin map - it even shows the tiny hamlet my bicycle broke down in 1961 ! Take a COLOURED photocopy of the 'Legende' so that when you unfold the map, all the info you need is to hand, separately. This is a 2014 edition. Excellent.


Blues Down South
Blues Down South
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like good ol' British Trad Jazz - you will LOVE ..., 20 Jun. 2015
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I first came across Eric Silk in the late 1960's when I was taking flute lessons from a mechanic in a 24-hour bread factory. (He used to be in the band of the Coldstream Guards or something). One of the bread van drivers, whom I knew vaguely, quizzed me about 'jazz', then shortly afterwards brought me in an LP of Eric Silk. I nearly wore it out ! ! Unfortunately, I didn't steal it but returned it. A fact that I regretted until I purchased this cd. It's NOT disappointing ! If you like good ol' British Trad Jazz - you will LOVE this ! ! Eric silk and his band are SO polished.


Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie (Michelin Regional Maps)
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie (Michelin Regional Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The detail is brilliant - if you need small-scale detail, 20 Jun. 2015
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What can you say about Michelin maps ? This one is in French. That will test you ! The detail is brilliant - if you need small-scale detail. Visit St Omer - it's a charming town, with charming inhabitants. Good old Michelin.


Albeniz: Piano Music Vol.3
Albeniz: Piano Music Vol.3
Price: £8.27

4.0 out of 5 stars This fine cd is one of a series, 20 Jun. 2015
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This fine cd is one of a series. The 3 sets of compositions here are from 1886, 1883 and 1885 so they fill an historical gap in my knowledge. The opening 6 Danzas espanolas have no titles but on listening to them, you can't help wondering what 'story' was going through the composer's mind when he wrote each one. I think they are fantastic; short, sharp and to the point. The first Pequenos valse is also fantastic, in my opinion. Now - if you didn't know it (and I didn't once ! ), Albeniz was a fan of Chopin. Which accounts for the style of the remainder of the Valses and the whole of the Mazurka set ( the female didicatees in numbers 5 and 6 must have been formidable ! In the nicest possible way ! ! ). I play this cd when the sun is shining, early in the morning. It should have 4 and a half stars really. It's about Albeniz's differing moods, and his clever inventiveness. The pianist is excellent.


Normandy, Picardy and Pas de Calais (Helm French Regional Guides)
Normandy, Picardy and Pas de Calais (Helm French Regional Guides)
by Barbara Eperon
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Otherwise its fine., 16 Jun. 2015
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This guide is well researched. it's part of a long-established series. I had high hopes. Unfortunately it doesn't cover ALL of Picardie. Caveat emptor ! Otherwise its fine.


Langue des Francais
Langue des Francais
by John R. Watson
Edition: Board book

4.0 out of 5 stars Volume 1 seemed a good idea - to find out what I had missed, 16 Jun. 2015
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Some time ago I was given volume 2 of this series. Volume 1 seemed a good idea - to find out what I had missed ? / It's clear, concise and well thought-out. Like volume 2. it appeals to a certain age-group methinks ! A good trusty buy.


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