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Teach me to dance like grandma
Teach me to dance like grandma

5.0 out of 5 stars CD The Rhythm Band 1828-9, 1 May 2013
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A particularly good example of 1920s dance bands, with brass bass & banjo rather than the watered-down string bass typical of the following decade. This was an HMV studio band and, fortunately, without vocals. Excellent if this kind of music is to your taste.


Graf Zeppelin: The adventures of an aerial globe trotter
Graf Zeppelin: The adventures of an aerial globe trotter
by Joseph Gordon Vaeth
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Graf Zeppelin: The adventures of an aerial globetrotter, 19 Jan. 2013
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This is an account - based on the reminiscences of the passengers and of its illustrious commander, Hugo Eckener - of the first
circumnavigation of the Earth by any aircraft, made in 1929 by the Graf Zeppelin, LZ127, which went on to a remarkable career involving a great number of transatlantic crossings until it was destroyed in 1936 on the orders of Nazi Luftwaffe chief, Hermann Goering. Eckener himself said what he thought about the Nazi regime and only narrowly escaped the fate which was to befall milllions of those who incurred Hitler's displeasure. For those who appreciate the ground-breaking technological
achievements of the past, this book is very good read indeed.


Bach: Favourite Organ Works
Bach: Favourite Organ Works
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carlo Curley: J.S. Bach, Favourite Organ Works, 19 Jan. 2013
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Sadly, Carlo C urley died prematurely in 2012, but he left behind a substantial legacy of skilfully and sensitively performed
organ recordings, this one played on the four-manual,102-rank organ built by E.M.Skinner in 1932 and installed in the chapel of Girard College, Philadelphia. For those familiar only with the classical organs of Europe and the UK, the string voices of
American organs, especially this one, are a revelation. Their sweetness of tone is well illustrated in Bach's "Arioso" which Curley himself describes justifiably as "hauntingly beautiful". This piece alone makes this CD an essential purchase for any collector of
organ music. RIP Carlo.


The lunatic republic
The lunatic republic
by Compton Mackenzie
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Compton Mackenzie "The Lunatic Republic" (1959), 19 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: The lunatic republic (Hardcover)
Although published ten years after George Orwell's "1984", "The Lunatic Republic" is an excellent portrait, often humorous but with a serious message, of a supposedly benevolent but in fact ruthlessly autocratic, totalitarian state of the kind envisaged in
the international bankers' New World Order (NWO) plan, a one-world government imposed on a 95 per cent depopulated Earth towards the imposition of which most of the Western world's political leaders have dedicated themselves, on the bankers' promises of the limitless wealth and power to be bestowed by them on those politicians who co-operate in making the NWO a
horrific, irreversible reality. "The Lunatic Republic" is a worthy companion to "1984".


Mendelssohn Discoveries
Mendelssohn Discoveries

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mendelssohn piano concerto 3, 11 Feb. 2010
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This CD is a must for all Mendelssohn afficionados. Marcello Bufalini's reconstruction, from the composers's incompletely orchestrated manuscript of his mature-period third piano concerto, sounds convincingly authentic and is a fully worthy companion to the earlier two which we all know and love. Roberto Prosseda's piano technique, alternately fiery and lusciously lyrical as Mendelssohn's music demands, is well up to the job. No classical collection should be without this unique CD and purchasers will thoroughly enjoy many replays of it.


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