Vivienne Chandler

"Potter fan"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 52% (12 of 23)
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,534,613 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 23
Bach: Solo Cello Suites ~ Anner Bylsma
Bach: Solo Cello Suites ~ Anner Bylsma
5.0 out of 5 stars Bylsma is perfect, 2 Jun 2014
I'm no music critic but I judge the Bach Cello Suites by the pace of the very beginning of the first one. For my taste, Mstisllav Rostropovich plays it much too quickly. (Sorry, Slava!) When I heard the first few notes of the Anner Bylsma performance I knew I had bought perfection. Played on the Sevais Strad, lent to Bylsma for the recording by the Smithsonian Institution, these two discs gave me hours of joy. They arrived in the post at about noon one Saturday and I played them in my little sheltered-accommodation flat until my neighbour rang my doorbell at around 8.00pm and very politely asked if I'd mind turning down the music. He'd had more Bach than he could stand!
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Swan Lake: Wiener Symphoniker (Nureyev) [DVD] [200&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Rudolf Nureyev
5.0 out of 5 stars Swan Lake DVD, 15 April 2014
Absolutely fabulous! For ballet lovers this is a "must buy." And as for value . . . when I bought it, I got it for 9.99, post free.
I can't praise it enough. I bought it because, at almost 80, I can't get out to live performances. How lovely to watch it in the comfort of my home.
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
I hung on every word of Rowling's Harry Potter Books and perhaps can understand that she wanted to branch out and do something different. Frankly, I'd rather she'd given us more Harry Potter. This book was just OK, no more than that. It didn't grip me.