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Mozart: Complete Flute Concertos ~ Sharon Bezaly
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 6 Aug 2007
Mozart's Flute concertos were written by a man who hated the solo instrument. It's really hard to believe given the beauty of these works. (Even of the second concerto was arranged from the almost identical Oboe concerto). Sharon Bezaly's performance adds to this feeling, and her fantastic playing makes this album a must-have for any Mozart fan.

In both concertos, Bezaly's flute makes such a pure, beautiful sound worthy of Mozart's work. The agility of the instrument matches the beautiful tone and the fantastic flautist controls the instrument perfectly producing a golden tone which the listener can enjoy.

I must confess that the cadenzas are a bit over elaborate for… Read more
Ainsley Harriott's Friends & Family Cookbook: Over&hellip by Ainsley Harriott
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
When it comes to cooking, almost everyone turns straight to Delia's book when they start out. I turned to Ainsley's Friends and Family for a variety of reasons. It looked simpler and the meals looked more like meals that I would enjoy making.

Now that I am much more experienced, I have bought Delia's work and find it uesful for many things, but this is the book I use more often. The recipes are really simple to follow for someone with minimal cooking experience, and the recipes are simple and down-to-earth. No lobster here, folks!

The chicken curry, the Carribean Lamb and Sweet Potato, the Fajitas, and "Speedy Coq au Vin". Not exactly haute cuisine, but this is food… Read more
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Sylvia Plath's semi-autobiographical novel is a harrowing, thought provoking insight into the mind of a woman who is almost synonymous with mental illness.

Indeed, the mental health issue runs through the novel and the main character, who is based on Plath in a number of ways, spends a significant amount of time in a mental institution, dealing with the effects this has on her and her condition. The work provides a haunting insight to the reality of a mental illness, and how this affects the sufferer and their immediate family and friends.

From studying Plath's poetry, it can be clearly seen that the central character is based on the author. The most obvious… Read more

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