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Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (28 of 29)
Location: Elburg, Netherlands


Top Reviewer Ranking: 900,021 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 29
Kathleen Ferrier: An Ordinary Diva [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kathleen Ferrier
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Ferrier Fans Only, 2 Feb 2011
Unfortunately, there is little film material of the greatest contralto of all times. The DVD therefore consists mainly of memories told by old friends and musicians of the past. Nevertheless very interesting and the accompanyijn CD is TOP! Turn up the volume and listen to "What is life"...
Arabian Passion According To J S Bach ~ Sarband
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Never heard before, this middle-eastern arrangements or rather reworking of Bachs masterpieces. Very tastefully done with integrity and respect to the composer, skillful and inspired performance. Whereas my usual attitude towards artists meddling and tampering with Bachs works is one of disgust I find this recording very refreshing and very much worth listening to time and again. Brilliant, a must for Bach lovers!
Songs From The Road [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Leonard Cohen
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic film. Images are much more detailed and varied compared with Live in London. Also the sound is great. The sketchmovie Behind the Stage, filmed by his daughter I believe, is very interesting and illuminating with interviews of the band members, their devotion to LC, the little anointment ceremony, images of the grand old man wearing spectacles, rehearsing in solitude, singing The Partisan with a stubbled face, adding highly to the expression of the lyrics. It's all wonderful stuff!!! Don't miss it!

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