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Canon LP-E6 PREMIUM Replacement Rechargeable Camera Battery (100% COMPATIBLE) from Dot.Foto - with Dot.Foto InfoChip - 7.4v / 1600mAh - 2 Year Warranty [See Description for Compatibility]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this battery - false economy, 22 Mar 2014
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In September 2012 I bought one of these Dot.Foto batteries for my Canon 5DII, bought the same month. It worked fine for about two cycles but lost its charge *much* more quickly than the Canon kit's original LP-E6 battery did - and still does. That Canon battery still works perfectly, whereas this Dot.Foto one soon stopped working all together. I have since bought a second Canon LP-E6 battery and, on the basis of my experience anyway, I advise against buying this Dot.Foto battery - a false economy for me.


Variations on a theme by Scarlatti- Matan Porat
Variations on a theme by Scarlatti- Matan Porat
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant programming, fine playing: the piano recital reinvented, 4 Nov 2013
I was impressed by Matan Porat's playing when I went to a recital, some years ago - but I wasn't prepared for how good this record is. Porat is a composer, and it shows in the way he has taken a small detail in the opening short sonata by Scarlatti - a semitone rising, then falling - and out of it has created a long (69'), varied but coherent and compelling programme. He ranges far and wide through the keyboard repertoire, choosing pieces which use this little motif, by composers from Bach and Couperin, via Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms, to Bartók, Antheil and Kurtág (three short Notations by Boulez don't use it but are foils to following pieces by Schumann, Mozart and Scriabin). By juxtaposing music of very different periods, played almost uninterruptedly, Porat denies us our usual bearings and presents us with musical gestures and emotions that transcend time, making the old sound new and the new old - you'll have fun guessing who wrote what. The sequence has the shape of a 4-movement sonata, with Liszt's Vallée d'Obermann acting as a massive cadenza or intermezzo (at 14 minutes, it's by far the longest work) between scherzo and finale. Porat ends with a short but powerful, Scriabinesque (or Ornsteinesque?) improvisation, bringing back the opening Scarlatti, subtly transformed by what you've heard in between. Porat's playing is just as impressive as when I heard him live: assured, sensitive to style (only the Gigue from Bach's first Partita, BWV 825, seems under-ornamented), poetic and intelligent. Solo piano recitals, in concert and on record, have become more and more homogeneous, abandoning the traditional miscellany to focus narrowly on fewer works, almost always played complete, whereas Porat isn't afraid to pick single pieces from collections such as Schumann's Waldszenen, as pianists did until the 1950s. This superb record shows that there's life in the miscellaneous recital - it just needs to be programmed as carefully, thoughtfully, inventively and daringly as here, and that takes real originality, wide knowledge and deep musical understanding. Oh, and cracking playing. Porat seems to have it all!


Consorts for Viols
Consorts for Viols
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Price: £13.21

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Style, taste, passion, wit and fun, 27 Jun 2005
This review is from: Consorts for Viols (Audio CD)
I've heard an awful lot of viol consort CDs - and this must surely be one of the two or three very best ever. I know this is supposed to be a review but, faced with such utter perfection in every department - programming, playing, production, presentation - I just give up and instead urge you to buy! Worry Gibbons's anthems wouldn't work instrumentally? Well you'd be hard pressed to hear them sung as well as Phantasm play them here - same for the keyboard pieces. I'm off to get their other discs!


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