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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of Contemporary Classical Music,
I found the Jon Lord's Durham Concerto really good and very enjoyable but not great music so I was interested to see if this was more of the same. It isn't - it is a very considerable step forward. It is extremely good listening with some fascinating melodies and orchestration,with a real depth of feeling and intensity - it is dedicated to the late, great John Mortimer. It is also great fun in places, with some nice little references to other composers - I'll say no more - see if you can recognise them! All in all, this is a really first class CD which I strongly recommend to anyone who is interested in and wants to support contemporary English classical music. The best recommendation I can give is that is now in my car and is my choice of listening on the morning commuting. Very few CDs have earned that place.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than expected!!,
I have enjoyed this CD over and over again. My expectations were high, but this album is even better that I expected.
The flute really paints the picture of a person talking. My favourite part is "The Stick dance".
You really hear the love that Jon Lord felt for Sir Mortimer. I hope it will get more attention in the Netherlands on radio and tv.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Michael Wadge of Bristol,
I bought the Durham Concerto some time ago not least because I love the sound of the Northumbrian Pipes. I thought Jon Lord's evocation of Durham was very enjoyable. This was not profound music by any means. "To Notice Such Things" is very easy on the ear and most listenable as well, again without creating any great depth of feeling. However, I have played the CD a number of times without tiring of it, so he is obviously striking the right notes for this listener at least!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Lord . To notice such things,
This CD is stunning. So easy to listen to and very relaxing. Highly recommend
4.0 out of 5 stars I bought this having already purchased and listened to Jon ...,
I bought this having already purchased and listened to Jon Lord's "Durham Concerto" which I found very satisfying. The pieces that make up "To Notice Such Things" are, I think, I little more light-weight and sometimes repetitive in style, but for all that, still very pleasing. A couple of tracks moved me so much that (sorry to be a bit morbid here) I've chosen them as music to played at my funeral. One of them features Jeremy Irons (what a voice!) reading a Thomas Hardy poem against the music. Superb.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars if you enjoyed...,
if you enjoyed Durham Concerto you will like this also. I have played it several times and enjoy it more each time
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, one of the best classical records ever.,
If you intend to buy just one record this year, this must be it.
Mr. Lord has does it again, the Maestro at his best.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent service from seller,
No complaints to be made, excellent service from seller.
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Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things, Evening Song, et al. by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Cormac Henry, Clark Rundell Jon Lord
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