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A mass for peace- about time!

Advantages: A good, basic classical piece to have in the repertoire!
Disadvantages: Some tracks very technical, not easy listening

Just to let you know a little more about me, I am a classically trained perfomer, I am an accomplished orchestral musician, with the flute being my first instrument. I have always been surrounded with classical music as my father was a professional musici ...

armychick 22.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

"THE ARMED MAN MUST BE FEARED"

Advantages: An excellent piece of very original music
Disadvantages: Some parts let the work down a little

The first I heard of Jenkins was a good few years back following the release of his enormously successful album: 'Adiemus'. He's also written the very popular piece for strings called Palladio (made famous by the Diamond ads). One of his more recent offer ...

Jaxle 19.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

The horror of war and the appeal of peace!

Advantages: Moving, elegaic choral selection
Disadvantages: None that I can think of

Beautiful choral CD, with a haunting mix of recognisable songs/hymns, literary references and huge choruses. Opens to an almost alien chanting and wastes no time in switching seamlessly between languages and styles, from Latin to English and French. J ...

edinburgher 21.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

Pavarotti at his very best

Advantages: Young/Prime Pavarotti in core repertoire in brilliant stereo sound
Disadvantages: Very little

This is probably the best introduction you could have to Pavarotti. It has everything, early work (1960s) and more mature work (1970s/1980s) it also has earlier composers such as Donizetti and Rossini as well as later greats such as Bizet (not a big figur ...

operalover2000 01.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Pavarotti's Greatest Hits

Just relaaaaaaaaaax...zzzz

Advantages: Soothing,relaxing,calming :)
Disadvantages: None

Who here has come home feeling pissed off and ready to jump down the throat of the person nearest to you? Who has been stuck in a traffic jam and been gripping the wheel tighter and tighter, ready to explode at the next idiot who cuts you up? I'm sure we' ...

MissTopaz 11.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Classic FM: Time to Relax