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A History
A History
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cafe to Linger In, 28 Feb. 2015
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I fell in love with this music while watching David Bintley's beautiful ballet Still Life at the Penguin Cafe and realised the source of tracks that I had enjoyed overhearing in the 80s and 90s without knowing what they were. I am in the process of discovering this comprehensive 4 CD set and much has been written on the PCO, not least in the detailed booklet which accompanies it. There is great sweetness, poignancy, exuberance and vitality in these diverse but cohesive tracks and one senses both New Ageism and impending Minimalism but also something traditional, folk and classically derived in their inspiration and textures. Part of Jeffes' skill is in the interweaving of heterodox elements, such as a Renaissance dance tune and Latin American rhythms in Giles Farnaby's Dream. Some of the magic is explicable in that the whole is more than a sum of the parts: there is something unique and visionary about his composition; a spiritual quality so ably captured by Bintley's choreography. It is tragic that he is no longer with us and moving that the album is produced by his son. Wholeheartedly recommended.


Talbot:The Winters Tale [Edward Watson; Sarah Lamb; Zenaida Yanowsky; Steven McRae; Federico Bonelli; Lauren Cuthbertson] [OPUS ARTE: DVD] [NTSC] [2015]
Talbot:The Winters Tale [Edward Watson; Sarah Lamb; Zenaida Yanowsky; Steven McRae; Federico Bonelli; Lauren Cuthbertson] [OPUS ARTE: DVD] [NTSC] [2015]
Dvd ~ Talbot
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5.0 out of 5 stars British Ballet enters a new age, 4 Jan. 2015
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This beautiful new ballet is a sensitive and moving adaptation of Shakespeare and a worthy partner to the same team's glorious Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Wheeldon firmly establishes himself in the fine British tradition of narrative lyrical classicism and his talented cast rise to the challenge, speaking character and drama through dance. Talbot's score is vibrant, lyrical and transcendent and matched with exquisite stagecraft. A wonderful new generation of British dance is upon us.


Minkus: Don Quixote (Ballet) [Martin Yates, Carlos Acosta, Cast and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House] [DVD] [2014] [NTSC]
Minkus: Don Quixote (Ballet) [Martin Yates, Carlos Acosta, Cast and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House] [DVD] [2014] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Cast and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Don, 21 Aug. 2014
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I saw this production live with the same cast and this excellent DVD does it justice, conveying the pace and panache of Acosta's exuberant production. The man himself is in fine form, athletic, sensual, humorous and Nunez is glorious - executing the dizzying choreography as an apparently effortless expression of high spirits; together they are sublime.


Elgar: Violin Concerto / Polonia / Interlude from the Crown of India
Elgar: Violin Concerto / Polonia / Interlude from the Crown of India
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Big Concerto, 5 July 2014
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Little is the definitive Elgarian in her consummate rendering of the magnificent violin concerto; the daunting technicality of the solo part is never allowed to seem simply pyrotechnic but always part of a wider, transcendent lyrical artistry that is at the centre of Elgar's vision, with every nuance of this vast panorama of a piece exquisitely captured.


It Runs in the Family: Understanding More About Your Ancestors
It Runs in the Family: Understanding More About Your Ancestors
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Family Fact Finding, 4 Dec. 2013
This beautifully written and accessible guide shows you how to interpret the lives of your forebears through exploration of the physical details of their appearances and possessions: it enables you to play detective in investigating the past through physical evidence rather than just bald dates and facts. Each chapter covers a distinct topic and there are useful pointers to further reading and research.


HP 0957-2269 - Adapter 20W - Requires Power Cord - Warranty: 1Y
HP 0957-2269 - Adapter 20W - Requires Power Cord - Warranty: 1Y
Offered by LambdaTek ComponentShop
Price: £14.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value Replacement Power Supply, 7 Nov. 2013
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These can be hard and expensive to track down in stores. This product was very competitively priced, delivered promptly and works perfectly. Warning: keep your old mains plug and lead as it is not supplied with one. Very good value for money.


WoodWick 1-Piece Fireside Large Jar Candle, White
WoodWick 1-Piece Fireside Large Jar Candle, White
Offered by Rishi Online
Price: £17.93

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective fireside flickering, 26 Oct. 2013
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I bought this candle to add some real fire atmosphere to a recently installed gas - fuelled log burner. The wooden wick creates delightful and authentic sound and light effects and the candle is long - lasting and attractively presented. I give it 4 as opposed to 5 stars because the scent is a fairly bland vanilla rather than the wood smoke I had hope for - possible development potential?


Gustav Mahler: The Complete Symphonies &  Kindertotenlieder
Gustav Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Kindertotenlieder
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bernstein Bargain, 1 July 2013
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Bernstein is a justly acclaimed interpreter of Mahler and this competitively - priced cycle delivers the goods, managing to balance the Romantic and Modernist elements in the scores expansively but unsentimentally.


Sale This Month Only 50% Off Humber Imports Lutyens Bench 1.67 Metres Long Grade 'A' Teak
Sale This Month Only 50% Off Humber Imports Lutyens Bench 1.67 Metres Long Grade 'A' Teak

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful classic, 1 July 2013
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Everything the other reviewers say. I had printed off the earlier reviewer's detailed and helpful comments to find that it now comes with instructions although the tip about dowelling technique is still most valuable. It has really complemented the heritage look of my garden and is stylish, sturdy and comfortable.


Wagner: Great Opera Box
Wagner: Great Opera Box
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain Box, 1 July 2013
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An exceptional bargain - in the case of Parsifal it meant doubling a recording I already have but on any reckoning these are excellent recordings at an incredibly good price.


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