M. L. Brown

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (23 of 29)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 893,230 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 29
Verdi: Messa da Requiem - Sony Classical Masters ~ Georg Solti
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Verdi Requiem on CD, 2 Jun 2012
I am disappointed with this CD. Whilst making all allowance for the age of the recording, and for the restricted recording techniques of that period, there are still numerous places where enjoyment of the music is negated by various faults. One fault is the musical balance, which varies enormously. In some places, the orchestra swamps the voices, but in others, the voices (includig solos) become unpleasantly prominent. Another fault has to do with the dynamic range of specific sections of the music, where, for example, the chorus starts quietly, swells to a climax, and then subsides again. This is a perfectly usual musical "shape", but on this CD it is badly overdone. The quiet parts are… Read more
How to Be a Gardener: Secrets of Success (Book Two&hellip by Alan Titchmarsh
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Inspiring Book, 6 May 2011
If you are very much a novice gardener like me, this is the book for you. Alan Titchmarch is the best. He is down to earth (excuse the pun!) in his very clear and concise instructions. I feel much more confident now with Alan metaphorically looking over my shoulder and urging me on. There are some beautiful photographs throughout the publication, which have given me the incentive to persevere. This book, together with his "Perennial Garden Plants" in the How to Garden Series are my gardening bibles from now on. If you buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Perennial Garden Pl&hellip by Alan Titchmarsh
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book, 6 May 2011
If you are very much an amateur gardener like me, this is the book for you. Alan Titchmarch is the best. He is down to earth (excuse the pun!) in his very clear and concise instructions. I feel much more confident now with Alan metaphorically looking over my shoulder and urging me on. There are some beautiful photographs throughout the publication, which have given me the incentive to persevere. This book, together with his "How to be a Gardener Book Two" are my gardening bibles from now on. If you buy it, you won't be disappointed.

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