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Top of the Lake [DVD]
Top of the Lake [DVD]
Dvd ~ Elisabeth Moss
Price: 7.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars overrated?, 16 Nov 2013
This review is from: Top of the Lake [DVD] (DVD)
or overwritten? After watching it I can't decide - I started watching with great expectations as almost every review I read was recommending it quite strongly. However I was not thrilled, not engaged, not convinced. The women were getting on my nerves and the men were almost silly caricatures - too much subtext... and not enough quirkiness to support it... on the whole more of a disappointment than a really good show.


Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Helen Morales
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars great reading, 22 Aug 2013
the book is more of a critique of classical myths and their relevance today than a retelling of mythical stories. ms. morales erudition and critical abilities give this very, very short introduction depth and encourages thought on the subject. if anything it is too short...


Schubert: Winterreise
Schubert: Winterreise
Price: 14.60

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just heard Jonas Kaufmann perform Winterreise, 7 April 2013
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This review is from: Schubert: Winterreise (Audio CD)
and of course he was great (even though he had a cold). But Florian Boesch's performance has more artistic depth. He has in my opinion more understanding of the underlying emotions of Schubert's music. This is a truly great recording by two unrivalled artists.


The Complete Forsyte Saga [DVD]
The Complete Forsyte Saga [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Carlise
Price: 14.76

5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable, entertaining tv series, 29 Mar 2012
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well acted, well written, beautifully filmed, sumptuous costumes, splendid settings and set designs, the story lines and charakters are well developed and have depth and credibility - this is a really good period piece that can be viewed again and again.


Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 - Sony Classical Masters
Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 - Sony Classical Masters
Price: 6.56

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully played version, 14 Mar 2012
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as mstislav rostropovic said there is no life (for a cellist) without bach - and this recording by janos starker makes one hear and feel why that is true. it is a little known recording starker made late in life, and it is full of a musician's life experience. starkers impeccable technique gives his playing lightness but most importantly enables him to convey both emotions and pure music. in my personal estimation this recording ist even better than maisky's both recordings and well above yo yo ma - and great value for so little money.


Schubert: Complete Impromptus, Moments Musicaux
Schubert: Complete Impromptus, Moments Musicaux
Price: 8.06

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential Schubert, 30 Nov 2011
I was completely captivated when I heard Alfred Brendel play Schubert and Mozart in the Wiener Musikverein some 30 years ago and have been a fan ever since. His thoughtful aplication of sheer technique, his intellectual penetration and emotional mastery of Schubert's works make this recording quite outstanding. With the Impromptus it is so easy to give in to the lyricism and beauty of the music, and to forget about the passion and the pain on which it is grounded - but Brendel is never in any danger of this. He captures Schubert's wistfulness perfectly without becoming maudlin. Just listen to the melancholia without which the German Dances can never be done any justice to. Great value for so little money!


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