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Wagner
Wagner
Price: 8.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 11 Feb 2014
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Kaufmann at his best in a collection that is more successful than his Verdi CD, including a little Siegfried. He is particularly impressive in the more exposed Wesendonck Lieder more usually sung by a woman.


The Glasgow Cookery Book: Centenary Edition - Celebrating 100 Years of the Dough School
The Glasgow Cookery Book: Centenary Edition - Celebrating 100 Years of the Dough School
by Glasgow Queen's College
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.61

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Classics, 11 Feb 2014
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Combine this with a copy of one of the earlier editions - I have a well-used 1950 edition - then you are ready to cook from square one i.e. brewing tea and boiling/poaching/frying an egg. Irritating UK health and Saftey regulations required that certain recipes be removed. Other than that, it is a terrific volume covering everything you need in a way that surpasses the big Delia Smith volume in many ways, although Smith is also very user friendly. The GCB is much more representative of the best Scottish and UK cooking than any other book on the market. The absence of colour photographs of perfectly presented food is a plus.


Verdi
Verdi
Price: 10.08

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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but only just, 13 Nov 2013
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We expect a lot from the great Netrebko, but listening to this fine recording, it is clear that she has her limits and should not try the heavier repertoire too soon.....or at all. Hubris has destroyed many a voice.


The Verdi Album
The Verdi Album
Price: 11.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 13 Nov 2013
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From this album it is clear that he retains absolute mastery over his voice. His first Otello will be the most eagerly awaited Verdi performance of the decade.


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Offered by Music-Shop
Price: 14.88

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great Ring Cycles, 17 Oct 2013
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Although an early recording the sound quality is good and, of course, the price incredible. Of the many impressive things here, Walküre is notable for Martha Mödl's beautifully sung Brunhilde and Windgassen's youthful Siegmund, as well as one of the strongest and most perfectly sung Hundings on disc, Gottlob Frick. It is also astonishing that within just over a decade, 3 Ring Cycles could be recorded that sound so different due to the terrific individual direction of three different conductors - here, Furtwängler, then Kleiberth and finally Solti. I am very pleased I now have all three.


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G-star Raw Biker Super Slim Men's Jeans 3D Raw W32INxL32IN

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Fit, 17 Oct 2013
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Very good quality jeans, the smlight stretch allowing them to fit perfectly. The slim legs fit perfectly over lace-up boots.


Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Keilberth) [14cd]
Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Keilberth) [14cd]
Price: 133.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fine indeed., 28 April 2013
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A terrific set which should have seen the light of day much earlier. However, each of three mid-20th century sets gets the highest praise - Solti's Ring, this of Keilberth and the Mono recording by Furtwangler of 1953.


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