Peter Ludbrook

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Salvatore Giuliano <b>DVD</b> ~ Piero Piccioni
Salvatore Giuliano DVD ~ Piero Piccioni
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!, 26 July 2013
I've been hoping that this movie would eventually appear on DVD for many years so I was delighted to see it listed on Amazon. However my hopes were dashed. Inevitably the dialogue is in Italian/Sicilian but the only subtitles available are in Italian or Sicilian and that fact is not clear from the advertisement. It's a great pity because the visual restoration of the film is superb. I think Amazon should rethink how this item is advertised

I've returned the DVD to its Italian supplier requesting a refund but I'm not over confident of that happening.

Peter Ludbrook
Copland/Gould: Composers Conduct [IMPORT] ~ Aaron Copland
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I first heard these performances many years on an LP borrowed from my local public library. The record made a lasting impact and it's been a delight to find it available on CD. Copland was a splendid conductor who I heard conduct a wide variety of American music with various British orchestras. On this occasion Copland had the great good fortune to be conducting the wonderful Boston SO recorded in the spacious acoustic of Symphony Hall, Boston. This recording of The Tender Land is, I think, the only one and whilst Appalachian Spring is available in many versions these performances are very special. The Gould is lots of fun too. The transfer to CD is impeccable, the cover is lovely and this… Read more
Favourite Violin Encores ~ Maria Theresia von Paradies
Favourite Violin Encores ~ Maria Theresia von Paradies
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What a wonderful player Grumiaux was. He had an impeccable technique that never drew attention to itself allied to superb good taste. I first heard some of the items in this compilation on Radio 3 and was delighted to find that it was available on Amazon. This collection of encores and bon bons is a joy from start to finish and will give great pleasure to anyone who enjoys fine violin playing.

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