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Homebrewing For Dummies
Homebrewing For Dummies
by Marty Nachel
Edition: Paperback
22 used & new from CDN$ 2.11

5.0 out of 5 stars The most clear book about homebrewing, April 9 2000
After spending a lot of dolars with other homebrewing books, finally here are one that is easy to understand and clear. Not that the other authors are bad - not so ! But they aren't organized, they books are filled with good info, but are a mess, painfull to read and understand. If you're interested in making your own beer, this is the first book to get. I would recomend also the Breware and Homebrew's Garden, really helpfull to homebrewers that do not have acess to the hardware and other paraphernalia available in the US market. Another recomendation: the brazilian black beer named Malzbier (probably a copy of one stout named Maizenbeer, I dont know), a dark, strong but sweet, with not much hops (low bitterness) but plenty of flavor and good body, without much alchool. Women and child enjoy it. You can make it easily with the info in these three books. Relax, and get a homebrew!

Israel In Egypt
Israel In Egypt
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 44.95
6 used & new from CDN$ 19.63

2.0 out of 5 stars An inferior presentation, March 25 2000
This review is from: Israel In Egypt (Audio CD)
Skip this trash. Save your money. This version of Israel in Egypt is very poor. The singers are weak, even the choir is bad. If you want to hear the best Israel in Egypt, you must try to find the one conducted by Maurice Abravanel, with the Utah SO and Chorus (label Westminster, # 5623 in Brazil, in the 60's...). Blanche Christensen and Collen Bischoff are wonderfull sopranos, Grace Bumbry a very good contralto, Dale Blackburn (tenor),Don Watts & Warren Woods (bass) are splendid. The Orchestra and Chorus are magnificent, and Abravanel the master. But the reason of this sucess is that they performed with joy, believing in (always fantastic) Handel's work. Try to find one copy or write to Vanguard to re-issue this jewel. But do not loose your time with "ersatz" works. Get the real thing.

Ode for St. Cecilia S Day
Ode for St. Cecilia S Day
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 44.95
5 used & new from CDN$ 27.36

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Handel in a hurry., March 25 2000
Handel's Ode to St. Cecilia's Day is a fantastic work. The text - based in Dryden - is really well writen, and Handel shows his genius clearly. Harnoncourt is a eficient maestro; there are no doubt about it (if you have, try to hear him conducting the Concentus musicus Wien in the OP album "Musik am Habsburgischem Kaiserhof", loaded with wonderfull works by Fux and Schmelzer). But this time something is missing. There are the feeling that all musicians and choir are in a hurry to end the music and go quickly home to sip a beer. There are no interaction with the work, they do not understand Handel and do not care. To perform Handel well you must understand the work and love it, or at least like it. Here they are indiferent. I say pass. Save your money and get (quickly) the superior version by Bernstein, still available (Sony Classics) wich are the real Ode to St. Cecilia's Day, performed with full knowledge by NY PO. And remember, with Bernstein you can't go wrong.

Samson Oratorio
Samson Oratorio
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 81.95
4 used & new from CDN$ 57.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable. Now, I want "Israel in Egypt"., Feb. 17 2000
This review is from: Samson Oratorio (Audio CD)
I subscribe the review from the NH gentleman. Yes, it's a masterpiece, and my old LP is worn, very tired from years of use. Nice to have a CD. Now, I want Vanguard to issue "Israel in Egypt", from the same Utah SO and M. Abravanel, wich is fantastic, with the best choir in the whole world. Would like also to see "Ode to St. Cecilia Day" conducted by Bernstein with NY SO, and, of course, all of the old Decca recordings of the NEW YORK PRO MUSICA. Hello, Vanguard, are you hearing me ?

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