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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)


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Dreaming ~ Pavao Quartet
Dreaming ~ Pavao Quartet
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful!, 25 Nov 2012
This is a favourite cd - and I play it a lot. The pieces here are well chosen, specially arranged and played with absolute artistry. If you like the string quartet as an ensemble (as I do), you'll love this take on an alternative repertoire. And, if you fancy these pieces played in a different and refreshing way then I can't recommend them more highly. Also, it goes without saying that the playing is stunning. Top notch.
The Conman by Laney Salisbury
The Conman by Laney Salisbury
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I remember the trial; the biggest art con in history (probably), and followed it with some interest. Recently though, I've watched the artist at the centre of the events (John Myatt) in various programmes on Sky Arts. He is a natural broadcaster, personable and a pretty good painter in his own right. So this book was of real interest. The story is complex, and the research obviously difficult and long. The writers, who are two Americans, have put it all together to make a good read which I'd recommend. I'd have made it 5 stars but for the fact that a book set in England, where the principal characters are English can be occasionally described in rather curious or grating ways to English… Read more
Bartók Sonata & Bach Partita No.2 for solo violin &hellip ~ Ruth Palmer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true star!, 20 July 2011
The works on this disc might seem in prospect to be an odd pairing. But, the more I've listened to this cd the more appropriate the pairing of works becomes.

They are works for solo violin, both requiring intense concentration, intelligence and virtuosity. In Ruth Palmer the works are in safe hands. These are true performances from start to finish with a broad palette of tonal colours and interpretative skills that manage to wrench every ounce of emotion from the pieces as well. Just amazing.

Ruth Palmer seems to suffer with regard to a lower profile compared to other musicians of her generation. Is this because she is primarily a violinist and musician, and one of the… Read more