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The Art of Vegh Quartet - Beethoven & Bartok Complete Quartets
The Art of Vegh Quartet - Beethoven & Bartok Complete Quartets
Offered by Founders Factory JPN4UK
Price: £38.49

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great string quartet performances., 29 Jun. 2016
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Amazon tends to undersell itself by often not giving the full details of what is on the CDs and DVDs it is promoting. Many's the time I have wondered just what films are offered on a promoted compilation set and here is an example on CD. I bought this thinking it was the complete set of Beethoven string quartets (16 in all) and the six Bartok quartets. Good value for around twenty quid. But when they arrived today I found it to also include 6 quartets by Mozart, 3 by Brahms, and one each by Schubert, Kodaly and Smetana. Fourteen Cds in all and, again, for only twenty quid.

Only heard a couple so far but the performances are splendid, well on a par with those of the wonderful contemporary Griller quartet. Yes the recordings are mono and made in the 1950s, but they have remastered well and are extremely listenable. This is extremely good value for money and, more importantly, most musical and gratifying to listen to. I thoroughly recommend it to those who like good pure and insightful performances of great chamber music, at low cost.
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HP MFP M277dw LaserJet Pro Colour Printer
HP MFP M277dw LaserJet Pro Colour Printer

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A printer which does it all., 9 Sept. 2015
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At last an intelligent printer which fulfills all requirements. I needed one that did automatic double sided printing (which it does effectively though at a 'moderato andante' tempo). I also wanted scanning, photcopies and colour printing and it is not easy to get a printer which does all this at this price. Re the intelligence, when it got a minor paper jam, it issued clear instructions as to what to do to clear it and then resumed the 300 page run, reprinting the double sided page which had not been completed due to the jam. That is bright!
My only reservation is that replacement toners seem to be expensive but hey--ho--I guess that applies to most machines. I will be running off about 2000 pages in the first couple of weeks so it will be interesting to find out, in the near future, how long they last.
Re delivery, the automatic response told me that it would arrive in about a week---in fact it arrived the following day just 24 hours later!


Biggles and the penitent thief
Biggles and the penitent thief
by W. E Johns
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Average Biggles., 25 Mar. 2015
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Not, perhaps the greatest plot and more than a whiff of snobbery, especially from Bertie who cannot believe that a noble lord can be corrupt. Biggles has no such illusions. At least he gets to fly out to Africa but the 'surprise' plot is so obvious you can see it coming a mile off.


William's Television Show
William's Television Show
by Richmal Crompton
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh William., 25 Mar. 2015
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I know that Richmal Crompton only produced about one William book a year from around the early 1920s until her death at the end of the 60s. Perhaps that is why she manages to keep the standards so high. True, a few plots are stretched somewhat in coincidence, but the language, freshness of writing and the sheer inventiveness and sense of humour never flags. As good to read today as they were 50-90 years ago.


Biggles in the Terai (Knight Books)
Biggles in the Terai (Knight Books)
by W. E. Johns
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Looking for Algy, 25 Mar. 2015
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Another good yarn with a lot of flying in it. Algy has gone missing looking for gold smugglers in the Orient and Biggles goes to, and succeeds in seeking him out.


BIGGLES AND THE DARK INTRUDER
BIGGLES AND THE DARK INTRUDER
by captain W. E. Johns
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Detection and aviation., 16 Mar. 2015
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Very quick service, with book exactly as described. This is one of the later stories which combines detective work with plenty of aviation, the best combination for a Biggles adventure.


A Tribute to Benny Goodman - Julian Bliss Septet
A Tribute to Benny Goodman - Julian Bliss Septet
Price: £13.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Happy jazz recreations., 14 Mar. 2015
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I heard the Bliss jazz version of the Paganini solo violin piece by chance on the car radio and thought, 'This is fun!'. This is just that, a fun CD, expertly played by Bliss and his band (some particularly nice vibes playing) at a good price. Well worth a shot.


Biggles Goes Alone
Biggles Goes Alone
by W. E. Johns
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars unusual Biggles., 12 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Biggles Goes Alone (Hardcover)
A different kind of Biggles book, one without any planes or flying and lacking Ginger, Algie and Bertie. Biggles is ordered to take a peaceful holiday but finds himself in a situation where a young girl has died and the local police are stumped. In a sense this is, then no more than a detective story. This allows John's to concentrate upon the two outstanding non-flying characteristics of Biggles, his powers of observation and analysis.

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Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine, 1610
Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine, 1610
Price: £9.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a listen., 5 Mar. 2015
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Not a recent performance but one that stands the test of time. The DVD sound is quite good and the singing is excellent. A good sense of occasion is achieved. Good value for money, and a package that arrived quickly and as advertised.


Gimlet Goes to War
Gimlet Goes to War
by W. E. Johns
Edition: Flexibound
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars good value, 8 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Gimlet Goes to War (Flexibound)
Very rapid response from sender with book as described. Would use again.


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