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Under The Skin - OST
Under The Skin - OST
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing piece of music from an inspired young composer., 9 April 2014
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Anyone lucky enough to have seen the film Under the Skin cannot fail to have been hugely impressed by the soundtrack. Mica Levi has composed an amazing soundscape and, to my mind at least, she is in the same category as the late Bernard Herrmann when it comes to writing evocative film music. Even if you have not seen Jonathan Glazer's film, this CD is still well worth a listen. In fact some parts of it are so spine-tinglingly effective that it might be best not to listen to them by yourself in the dark!


A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
by Melissa Müller
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating life story., 9 April 2014
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Alice Herz-Sommer died recently and at the time of her death she was the oldest living Holocaust survivor. This book recounts her early life in Prague, where she met many musicians - she herself was a gifted pianist - and writers, including Kafka and Brod. It then goes on to describe her time in Theresienstadt, the Nazi camp that was portrayed to the outside world as practically being an artists' colony. Alice and her son survived the terrible living conditions and returned to a largely hostile Prague after the war. Finally the book recounts Alice's post-war years in Israel and North London. It is a fascinating tale, but at times the way the book is written does not do justice to the life it is describing; at times the prose - translated from the original German - is cloying and 'soapy'. I would still wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in 20th century European history and/or the world of classical music.


Vari-Colored Songs
Vari-Colored Songs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes., 10 Nov. 2013
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Some beautiful tunes from Leyla McCalla which go really well with Hughes's words. If you have never heard anyone strumming their cello like a guitar, just listen to the first song!


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