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4 Symphonies/2 Overtures
4 Symphonies/2 Overtures
Price: 21.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Brahms, 29 Jun 2014
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Perhaps it is just that I am a huge fan of Masur with the Gewandhaus, but I think that this is the best collection of Brahms symphonies I have heard.


Satgear Sky/Freesat Zone 2 60cm HD Satellite Dish Kit with Brackets, Quad LNB, 20m Twin Cable, Fixings- Everything You Need + An Exclusive 2 Year Sategar Warranty
Satgear Sky/Freesat Zone 2 60cm HD Satellite Dish Kit with Brackets, Quad LNB, 20m Twin Cable, Fixings- Everything You Need + An Exclusive 2 Year Sategar Warranty
Offered by NetGadgets
Price: 49.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Piece of cake, 26 Jan 2014
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Nice solid piece of kit with everything included bar the signal meter. Easy to assemble and making a secure fixing to the house wall was very straightforward. After one false start at alignment (OK it is the first time I have ever done this) the signal came in nice and strong and fine tuning was not difficult. It has worked flawlessly through the kind of wet and stormy weekend for which Dartmoor is so well known.


Super Legend HD Video Car Dash Vehicle Recorder
Super Legend HD Video Car Dash Vehicle Recorder
Offered by YHHao
Price: 10.38

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What does one expect for 14.69?, 25 Jun 2013
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Well not something this good, that's for sure. Mount is solid and sticks very well to window. OK so the colour balance isn't always great and the recording isn't completely smooth so you're not going to shoot wide screen movies with it but hey the thing costs less than 15! It is certainly good enough for clearly recording events on the road, which for me is the intended purpose. Only downside is that it records cab noise so if you sing along with the radio or talk to yourself like I do, then you need to make sure that it doesn't fall into the hands of your psychiatrist.


The Shed Sessions
The Shed Sessions
Price: 15.93

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Music of Freedom, 4 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Shed Sessions (Audio CD)
This is the music that epitomises Zimbabwe in the years immediately following independence - the sound playing from every shop down the Manica Road in the 1980s. Terrific! Buy it!


Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4, 5 & 6 "Pathetique" (DG The Originals)
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4, 5 & 6 "Pathetique" (DG The Originals)
Price: 11.88

24 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment, 17 May 2009
As an infant school child in the 50's one of these symphonies would often be playing when I went to bed at night as my father relaxed to his monoural record player, and I am sure they were a significant factor in my life-long love of music. It is certainly where I learned what 5/4 time was! But in spite of these pieces being so familiar I found the orchestral balance of these recordings most enlightening and individual parts which are normally subtle accompaniments are heard with real clarity. Sadly, however, overall I found the recordings to be a disappointment. The brasses have a hard edge which sounds as if the metal they are made from is too stiff to resonate as it should, and the articulation of the woodwinds is often very uneven. But the greatest disappointment is Mvarinsky. His rubato in most of these recordings is erratic and lacks intuition. Like most of the great composers Tchaikovsky was a genius and his music is quite capable of expressing what he intended to convey without a conductor (and in some cases a performer!) trying to wring out of it what is not really there. Music is an expression of the soul and it is the emotional conflicts of this tormented composer that I want to hear. The first movement of the 6th at the Allegro Vivo is marked at 144. In spite of being almost spot on with the tempo, Mvarinsky manages to make it just sound fast and it is emotionally sterile. I have never heard anyone manage to do that before. In the first movement of the 4th the accelerandos are driven by the woodwinds. If they stay in line and let the timpani lead with its relentless beating of the bars then you get a tension in the music that is otherwise lost. And to complete the trio, in the first movement of the 5th I find the sudden and unnecessary rit when the brasses play their anticlimatic descending 12 note scale-and-a-half most annoying. Again, the scoring of the brass here is intended to herald the coming gentler passage and it doesn't stand being tinkered with.
I have just picked out a very few points as I want to convey an impression rather than write a critique that will be be too long for anyone to be bothered to read. The bottom line is: If you already have one or more copies of each of these symphonies and you want something different to add to your collection then buy it. If this is going to be your only copy then look elsewhere.
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 13.95

12 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Soggy Lettuce, 29 April 2009
Sorry but Abbado was not the man for the job here. I have been singularly unimpressed with his interpretations of German music for some time which makes it a mystery to me how he ever became principal conductor of the Berlin Phil. As a case in point take the opening of the 5th here. If one takes the title Reformation seriously, with the symphony's subsequent rendition of Luther's "Ein Feste Berg" then there has to be something very resolute and persuasive in the clarion call from the trumpet that subdues the otherwise soporific opening of this work. This recording lacks both of these qualities and you lose interest in the first 3 minutes. Take my advice: buy the Karajan version.


A Time of Departing: How a Universal Spirituality is Changing the Face of Christianity
A Time of Departing: How a Universal Spirituality is Changing the Face of Christianity
by Ray Yungen
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ray Yungen doesn't pull any punches, 26 Aug 2008
This book is essential reading for all who are ignorant of the damage being done by the adoption of eastern practices into the Christian church. The book is clear and insightful and Yungen is not afraid to name names. My only criticism is that the current edition seems to be an extended version of a first edition and the latter parts of the book appear a bit repetitive and it becomes a bit of a rant. However this is not an excuse to ignore the important message this book contains.


VW Polo (1994-99) Service and Repair Manual (Haynes Service and Repair Manuals)
VW Polo (1994-99) Service and Repair Manual (Haynes Service and Repair Manuals)
by R. M. Jex
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.95

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Haynes not what they were, 24 Aug 2008
Those of us who grew up with the Haynes manual remember the days when they gave you enough info to overhaul everything on the car. That made them particularly useful to me when trying to repair vehicles in difficult places like Africa. By comparison the current range of manuals are a waste of money. This one in particular is a waste of time when trying to carry out an engine rebuild as I have found to my frustration. Most of the difficult or confusing operations are reduced to the words 'Do This'. Even the pictures are not particularly relevant. Save your money.


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