Mr. D. J. Foley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (9 of 15)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,647,671 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 15
Symphonie Fantastique (LSO, Davis) ~ H. Berlioz
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Abridged version?, 18 Aug 2012
Colin Davis' interpretation of this majestic work is pleasing and the LSO play beautifully, definitely the best performance of this ground breaking symphony I've heard.

So imagine my dismay to find bits missing from the first two movements!!!

10 out of 10 for conductor and orchestra and a very poor 2 out of 10 for the editor (a case of 'go away and try again!')

The first movement has a half bar completely missing just after the GP at figure 11 meaning there are just 4 second violin slurs before the first violin entry instead of 5. The 2nd movement has a whole beat missing just before figure 33 creating a lop sided 3/8 2/8 feel (this is Berlioz and not… Read more
Systematic theology: An Introduction to Biblical D&hellip by Wayne A. Grudem
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This impressive tome was a Father's Day gift from my wife and since receiving it neither I nor my wife have been able to put it down.

If you want an accessible introduction to systematic theology that excites you to learn more there is no better publication. Grudem has a way of communicating the gravity and wonder of the Word in layman's language (difficult theological terms are explained clearly as you go along).

It's been noted in other reviews that the author is strong in his opinions but I feel this is unfair (and perhaps a sign of our post-modern thinking), he merely states his own belief without apology whilst graciously explaining the counter-perspective with… Read more
First Steps in Winemaking by Cyril J. J. Berry
First Steps in Winemaking by Cyril J. J. Berry
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First Steps in Winemaking by C.J.J. Berry has to be one of the best buys on the market. Mr. Berry's enthusiasm is legendary, a man who truly loves the art of wine-making and infects others with his passion. This eminently readable book contains everything you could possibly wish to know about making wine from beginner to advanced 'show competitor'. Technical jargon is sparse and always thoroughly explained and Berry's ability to instill confidence in the novice wine maker even before he buys his first demijohn is testimony to his humility which is matched only by his consummate skill and many years of knowledge.

Don't buy any other book on wine making until you've read this… Read more

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