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candlewriter

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: New York, NY
Birthday: May 19

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Avid reader, English teacher, home cook, and can't live without music.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 404,160 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 8
Vespers ~ Sergei Rachmaninov
Vespers ~ Sergei Rachmaninov
I have two recordings of Rachmaninov's gorgeous Vespers, this one and the 1999 King's College Choir version (also avaialable on amazon.com). Both recordings are excellent, but this one from the Robert Shaw Festival Singers is my clear favorite. Much as I love the sound of King's, in this case the performance of the Festival Singers is so assured and inspiring -- nearly ethereal -- that I can't help but find the King's version slightly dull in comparison. Beyond the gorgeous singing and fabulous solo work on this disc, the music itself is truly one of the finest liturgical works of the 20th century. Imagine a darkened, candle-lit Russian church on a quiet evening, with the choir performing… Read more
Vespers ~ Sergei Rachmaninov
Vespers ~ Sergei Rachmaninov
I have two recordings of Rachmaninov's gorgeous Vespers, this one and the 1999 King's College Choir version (also avaialable on amazon.com). Both recordings are excellent, but this one from the Robert Shaw Festival Singers is my clear favorite. Much as I love the sound of King's, in this case the performance of the Festival Singers is so assured and inspiring -- nearly ethereal -- that I can't help but find the King's version slightly dull in comparison. Beyond the gorgeous singing and fabulous solo work on this disc, the music itself is truly one of the finest liturgical works of the 20th century. Imagine a darkened, candle-light Russian church on a quiet evening, with the choir performing… Read more
Very Best of ~ Curtis Mayfield
Very Best of ~ Curtis Mayfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless and perfect., June 29 2002
Curtis Mayfield was a musical genius and this CD is a testament to his amazing ability to create powerful, engaging, funky, soulful, moving music. Mayfield is clearly the master of funk and his falsetto vocals are the baddest of bad. I have too many favorite tracks to pick just one, but I will say that "Freddie's Dead" and "Kung Fu" are alone worth the price of this CD. Most of the songs address some kind of moral or social issue and the lyrics are genuinely thought-provoking, not cliched. Some of the songs beg you to get up and dance, while others are meant for closing your eyes and just soaking it in. All of it is GREAT.
This is one of my favorite CDs of all time. If you are even… Read more