Beamish Boy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (24 of 35)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 571,312 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 35
How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Hav&hellip by Robert Peston
What a great book. Robert Peston shines a light on the obscure workings of the financial system which led us to our current hapless position. I can't say I understood every page, but overall I can say I am now in a position to interpret what politicians, bankers and the rest are actually saying. Its not an entirely comforatable place to be - since it does seem that none of them actually know what to do about the mess we are in, and certainly none of them seems to be willing to take responsibility for getting us here - and undoubtedly, they are responsible, through greed, negligence, and arrogance. I hope as many people as possible will read this book, so that we can increasingly challenge… Read more
Adam's Lament ~ Arvo Part
Adam's Lament ~ Arvo Part
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arvo Part on top form, 8 Dec 2012
If you love Arvo Part, you'll love this. The title piece actually is somewhat more lively than much of his recent stuff, but all the spiritual intensity is there as ever. Wonderful.
Still: Afro-American Symphony / In Memoriam / Afri&hellip ~ William Grant Still
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected find, 8 Dec 2012
As a result of reading Alex Ross's The Rest Is Noise, i discovered there were African American composers working at the same time as Copland et al, and their works were being performed and popular. Ross mentions W G Still, so I gave it a go, and it's really well worth a listen. Tuneful, but by no means lightweight, this should be heard in concert halls again.

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