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Professional 300 Mummy Sleeping Bag 3-4 Season for Camping, Hiking, Outdoors
Professional 300 Mummy Sleeping Bag 3-4 Season for Camping, Hiking, Outdoors
Offered by One Retail Group
Price: £49.99

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it at the price, 26 Mar. 2016
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This is a nice lightweight bag, and comes well-packaged, though I have to say if you want to fold it down, you have a bit,of a battle to revert to the original packing state. That said, it's extremely comfortable and reasonably roomy, and certainly warm inside, and very light feeling. the zip is fine, and the drawstrings sturdy. For the price,this is well worth it, though hardier campers might go for something more robust?


Kempe Conducts Richard Strauss Vol. 3
Kempe Conducts Richard Strauss Vol. 3
Offered by Musical Notes
Price: £13.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Fine performances by a wonderful orchestra and conductor, 8 Aug. 2015
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I used to own the entire set of Kempe's recordings with the Dresden orchestra, unfortunately stolen by a discerning burglar along with a large part of my CD collection, but that's another story.....
I was reminded of the excellence of these recordings when I heard the first movement of Aus Italien on radio recently, and took the opportunity to restore these recordings to my collection - this particular volume includes fine versions of Metamorphosen, the Alpine Symphony (a notch below Karajan's recording, but still fine), Don Quixote, together with the rarely-heard Macbeth, and is worth it's price for the excellent playing and performances - a fine set to own if you don't want the entire collection, which is well worth the investment in any circumstances.


Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (DG The Originals)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (DG The Originals)
Price: £9.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buckner at the highest level, 11 May 2015
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If I read about performances of this symphony, words like monumental keep cropping up - but this is much more than a symphonic cathedral or anything like it. I'm no musical expert, and I wouldn't dream of attempting to criticize anyone's performance. I chose this recording on the basis of how I've come to appreciate and above all ENJOY Karajan's interpretations over the years (most of all in the symphonic poems of Richard Strauss, along with those,of Kempe), and I enjoy this performance by a great orchestra working with a great Bruckner interpreter. The performance drives on throughout, and the recording is top-class; thoroughly enjoyable and a fine memory of HvK in his late years.


The Complete Mahler Symphonies
The Complete Mahler Symphonies
Price: £18.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A complete bargain, and several memorable performances, not to be missed., 26 April 2015
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What an amazing bargain this set is! I'm no musician, but I know what I like, and I find Mahler a pleasure to listen to, and this collection of recordings, almost all from the 1960s, does not disappoint in any way. My sincere thanks to Mr Bernstein and the musicians of the NYPO (and the LSO in Symphony 8 and the Israel Philharmonic in the Baker/Bernstein recording of Kindertotenlieder, both from the mid-70s) and all of the soloists (particularly the wonderful Janet Baker in Kindertotenlieder in disc 12) for a truly enjoyable musical experience, and a bargain box set to go in any collection. My only gripe would be that the booklet which comes with the set could have featured less of Bernstein's biography (freely available online as required) and instead have reproduced the sleevenotes from each of the 12CDs; though it's a nice hark-back to the 60/70s, the printing on the CD sleeves is at the lower extreme of my eyesight test card - but that does little to detract from the pleasure of listening to the performances from a fine orchestra and a true champion of this wonderful music.


Elgar: Symphony No. 1 & Imperial March Op. 32
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 & Imperial March Op. 32
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Price: £2.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money with no shortcut in quality, 16 April 2015
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This recording, dating all the way back to 1993 from the notes, is excellent, crisp and clear, well-paced. At the price, a bargain.


10 TDK CLEF Mini Disk MD 74 Minute Blank Minidisc Made in Japan
10 TDK CLEF Mini Disk MD 74 Minute Blank Minidisc Made in Japan

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service and value, 30 Mar. 2015
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Order fulfilled within a week, despite goods coming from Japan -excellent service! Disks work fine to date, I continue to use this format for convenience, will do as long as my excellent disk unit (Sony) survives.


Miele Type FJM Replacement Filter Bags For Cylinder Series
Miele Type FJM Replacement Filter Bags For Cylinder Series
Price: £8.17

5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it's meant to do!, 2 Feb. 2015
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Absolutely fine, if seemingly expensive for what it is, but it does the job. Delivery and packaging spot on.


Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op.20 - 2. Andante
Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op.20 - 2. Andante
Price: £1.09

4.0 out of 5 stars A reminder of a fine but neglected concerto, 16 Jan. 2015
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I was reminded of this performance by David Mellor's programme on 11/01/15, what a lovely track to hear - as DM said, who better to perform this than Ashkenazy, an excellent choice!


R Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie [An Alpine Symphony]
R Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie [An Alpine Symphony]
Price: £16.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb performance of a hugely underrated work, 8 Oct. 2014
I'd read about the production of this performance, as well as many reviews down the years, but only recent got around to purchasing the CD. I have to say it deserves all the accolades it has earned, both in terms of performance and recording. A really enjoyable experience, the work of a master orchestrator performed superbly by the BPO & Karajan at the height of their powers.


Britten: War Requiem  (DECCA The Originals)
Britten: War Requiem (DECCA The Originals)
Price: £11.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic performance, 2 Oct. 2013
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A fine update to the defining recording of one of the great works of the 20th century, excellent value as well


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