Greg M

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The Legend ~ Wilhelm Furtwängler
The Legend ~ Wilhelm Furtwängler
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A cryptic title simply to mark the (re)discovery of Haydn's 91 symphony (disc 1) in an interpretation which is a definitive if very creative reading of that composer in my humble opinion. The set is worth purchasing for this recording alone.

But there is more.

In more generalised terms, this boxed set offers a motley selection of recordings of Furtwangler and the Vienna Philarmonic, made all the more interesting because there is NO Beethoven NO Wagner and NO Brickner in this set -- i.e. all the usual suspects are absent from the list of composers. Which is marketing's way of attracting our attention -- it did attract mine, at least.

No Beethoven but instead… Read more
Jamie's 30-Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach &hellip by Jamie Oliver
The actual recipes are well thought out and presented. Not to reiterate what others have already written -- I can echo the positive commentary.

On the other hand, there is another aspect of the book which I found useful: it can be the basis to create one's own combinations (which I am sure many have already done) and also a way two or three cooks working together can create an array of dishes for a party, for example.

Another thankful aspect is that the recipes as given are complete -- only too often in recipe books we miss "secret touch" that separates good from the great; here, what Oliver promises you can get if you follow his guidance.

Thoroughly… Read more
Get Smart - Complete HBO Seasons [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Don Adams
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is well-made and the transfer to DVD is good, image being at good level while the sound is above mediocrity. Overall, an honest product in my opinion, which delivers on its promise.

This is a basic, plain-vanilla set of the series some of us grew up with.

For those that haven't, these are the stories of battle of "good" versus evil. Good always triumphs by the sheer idiocy and dumb luck of its key agent -- our hero, agent Smart. It is a humorous series bereft of the ubiquitous gore and violence producers deem the sine qua non of TV success nowadays and your children can watch without fear of lengthy psychoanalysis later on in life.

Good is upheld… Read more