S. N. Corder

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 323,344 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 91
Jussi Bjoerling In Opera And Song [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jussi Bjoerling
That's not what I expected when I purchased this DVD. It is in fact bits of transcripts from a commercial TV broadcast complete with commentary aimed it seems at middlebrow viewers looking for "kulture" since it contains TWO versions of "Prayer of Thanksgiving" one for choir and orchestra only, TWO versions of "In my Garden", something billed as "The Story of a Starry Night" that turns out to be a rather bad version of part of Tchaikovsky's 6th symphone (orchestra only), Brahms' "Hungarian Dance no. 1 (orchestra only), TWO versions of "Neopolitan Love Song" by Herbert one accompanied by a singularly sugary choir, Glazunov's "Autumn & Winter" (orchestra only) and "If I could tell you"… Read more
Exspect EX882 - In Ear Earphone - Black by Exspect
5.0 out of 5 stars INITIALLY GOOD VALUE, 25 Jan 2012
But...........a big but, I ordered these and they worked just fine for a matter of weeks and then the left channel failed. I contacted the seller and was sent a replacement set without question. Unfortunateky there seems to be an inherent fault with the plug or at least where the cable is connected to the plug because now the second set has also failed. I will return both set to the seller but I really don't think it is worth requesting a replacement. Apart from that they sound good BUT...........
Sondheim: The Birthday Concert [Blu-ray] [2010] [U&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Stephen Sondheim
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars LONDON VERSUS NEW YORK, 17 Oct 2011
I don't know how many birthday tributes there have been to Sondheim on his 80th birthday but I have only seen two. The first one was given at the 2011 London Proms and the second was the present one under review and I have to say that the New York version doesn't hold a candle to the Proms version. With the exception of the absolutely sizzling version of "America" for which Sondheim of course wrote the words, the performances are singularly underwhelming. Who had the not very brilliant and pointless idea of turning the duet from "Sweeney Todd" in to a trio with two men taking the part of Sweeney? NOT a good idea. David Hyde Pierce makes a genial host but overall the London tribute wins… Read more