Nicholas Lumsden

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (76 of 97)
Location: UK
Birthday: 28 April


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,063,445 - Total Helpful Votes: 76 of 97
Piano Works Vol. II (Marvin) ~ Jan Ladislav Dussek
Piano Works Vol. II (Marvin) ~ Jan Ladislav Dussek
10 years older than Beethoven (born 1760) and dead by 1812 when Ludwig was at his peak, Dussek seems to have slipped between the cracks of history. Frederick Marvin's 3-CD survey is, quite frankly, dazzling; but I particularly single out Volume 2 - containing 4 of his most dramatic sonatas - all in minor keys! - dating from 1787 to 1806. I challenge anyone hearing them for the first time not to find "parallels" with Beethoven - despite the fact that Beethoven at the end of this period had only composed a handful of his early excursions into romanticism. Dussek was a true original and certainly a precursor of what would finally emerge as a full-blown romantic movement - the remainder of the… Read more
Intempo IDS-01-N-S Silver Metallic Speakers and Do&hellip by Ultimate Products CE
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
I'm really foxed by all the good reviews this product has received. OK, cosmetically it looks great - it's light and easily transportable - but the SOUND??? Maybe I'm biased: I normally listen to a lot of "heavy" (?) classical stuff, which, frankly, this system just can't cope with. However, I've now taken this system on several holidays to France, Italy and Turkey and find it copes perfectly adequately with the lighter stuff I normally play when in the "holiday mood", i.e., Juliette Greco, Moustaki, Marianne Faithfull, Saint-Saens,etc.
CD/DVD Label Maker (PC) by Acoustica, Inc
CD/DVD Label Maker (PC) by Acoustica, Inc
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic!, 8 April 2008
This is the worst piece of software I have ever paid hard-earned cash for in my life - and I've been using (and reviewing) products since 1982!
Whoever put this package together should be immediately consigned to a strait-jacket and a high-risk penitentiary on another planet, preferably another galaxy.
All I wanted was a simple way of printing out the contents of disk. It seems this is just beyond the scope of this miserable attempt at a program.

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