Mr. Ian A. Macfarlane

Not me - a characterful local duck I sometimes see
Top Reviewer Ranking: 92
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (7,402 of 7,975)
Location: Fife, Scotland

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TASSIMO Kenco Cafe Crema 16 T DISCs (Pack of 5, To&hellip by Tassimo
Taste is always subjective, but for me these discs work well. In use, they provide a very attractive coffee aroma in the kitchen, and the taste is a pleasant middle-of-the-road genuine coffee taste. I like them and so do friends on whom I have tried them out!
Shakespeare Songs ~ Deller Consort
Shakespeare Songs ~ Deller Consort
First, thanks to reviewer Lulu - surely not the Scottish singing star of 'Shout' fame, though I hope she is ! - for listing all the tracks on this CD. I'd go one step further than her and award it 5 stars. The music is all of one period, of course, but within that remarkably varied and interesting, from the soulful full version of 'Greensleeves' to some very catchy rounds full of life and vigour. Alfred Deller's singing is remarkable for its beauty and sensitivity - he presents the words most expertly ; but all the performers are first-rate. When the work is so good, the relative brevity of the CD does not bother me at all. Of its kind this is exemplary, and very enjoyable with it.
Dvorák - Symphonies Nos 7 - 9 ~ Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Dvorák - Symphonies Nos 7 - 9 ~ Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
These three performances, from a conductor and orchestra firmly in the Dvorak tradition, are warmly satisfying, musical and, when appproriate, exciting too. Supraphon have provided a clean, natural, well-balanced recording which reproduces the excellent acoustics of the Dvorak Hall in Prague - the recordings were made in 1981/2. Following on from great Czech names such as Vaclav Talich and Karel Ancerl, I think Neumann was always underrated in the West, but here he provides accounts which are fully the equal of the best. Their strengths lie in the playing of the orchestra, which still retains some of its famed individual sound, Neumann's ear for detail and balance and an approach to the… Read more

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