Thomas Keenes

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)
Location: London, England
 

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Tango Stories: Musical Secrets by Michael Lavocah
Tango Stories: Musical Secrets by Michael Lavocah
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 16 Feb 2013
Michael Lavocah has done the worldwide tango community a great service in writing this book.

If you listen to tango music, you need a copy.
Twelve Minutes of Love A Tango Story by Kassabova,&hellip by Kapka Kassabova
4.0 out of 5 stars Marred by errors, 27 Dec 2012
I found this a hugely enjoyable book. A real page-turner, many times it brought a smile to my face with spot-on descriptions of the kinds of people and places you get to know when you become a tango addict. That said, 'Twelve Minutes of Love' is marred by the number of errors it contains.

There are typos (most egregiously 'Salon Caning' for 'Salón Canning'); there are simple inaccuracies (for example, the vals 'Desde el alma' was written in 1911, not 1947); and several statements that betray a lack of adequate research (for example: tango was not the first improvised couple dance - mazurka preceded it). Some assertions are pure nonsense, such as "There was no tango under… Read more
Twelve Minutes of Love: A Tango Story by Kapka Kassabova
4.0 out of 5 stars Marred by errors, 27 Dec 2012
I found this a hugely enjoyable book. A real page-turner, many times it brought a smile to my face with spot-on descriptions of the kinds of people and places you get to know when you become a tango addict. That said, 'Twelve Minutes of Love' is marred by the number of errors it contains.

There are typos (most egregiously 'Salon Caning' for 'Salón Canning'); there are simple inaccuracies (for example, the vals 'Desde el alma' was written in 1911, not 1947); and several statements that betray a lack of adequate research (for example: tango was not the first improvised couple dance - mazurka preceded it). Some assertions are pure nonsense, such as "There was no tango under… Read more