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Genuine Negro Jig ~ Carolina Chocolate Drops
Genuine Negro Jig ~ Carolina Chocolate Drops
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-hear music, 20 Jan 2011
Saw this band recently on a Sky re-run of the Cambridge Folk Festival where they were simply incredible (as by the way was Seasick Steve). You cannot help but love this music.
If you've never listened to this genre before then this is THE place to start.

Try Seasick Steve too..........I guarantee you will tap your feet and feel joyful with both artists
Penderecki - Symphonies Nos 1 & 5 ~ Krzysztof Penderecki
Penderecki - Symphonies Nos 1 & 5 ~ Krzysztof Penderecki
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
There are many who regard Penderecki as unapproachable or confine themselves to the most often reviewed pieces such as the St Luke Passion but in fact there is much more to Penderecki than this. His symphonies admittedly do vary in quality and can be an acquired taste but I would recommend this disc to anyone with an adventurous spirit - especially the one movement work Symphony No.5. It's dark overtones conjure up images (at least to me) of Shostakovich in his most sombre yet inspired moments asnd the whole piece is extremely satisfying. The playing of the National Polish Orchestra gives it that extra authenticity and national feel whilst Antoni Wit once again demonstrates his command of… Read more
Dmitri Klebanov - Japanese Silhouettes; Viola Conc&hellip ~ Dmitri Lvovich Klebanov
Here's a composer I had not heard of but one I can recommend without hesitation.
I took a chance to buy this because I am a great fan of the viola as both a concertante and a chamber instrument and I also like modern music. I was not disappointed.
I was equaly pleased to hear the song cycle Japanese Silhouettes - an absolute joy to behold.

If you have an open mind and want something out of the mainstream barrage of Beethoven and Mozart, try this and I promise you will be converted.

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