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  1. John McKean
    31st January 2016 @ 11:34 am

    How lucky we are to have two reviews regularly on our website of the Coffee Concerts!
    Having much enjoyed Richard’s I now find myself nodding as I read Andrew’s rather tougher assessment. It took me a little time to adjust my brain, my ears and my knowledge of the Beethoven under my fingers – upset from the start, from extra-octave bass grace notes to the scrambles… but by the finale I was catching up with the players, and really enjoyed just how like a Rossini overture it could be at times, and that felt great as a wind band! Maybe Andrew Polmear is just a little too serious here? (add smiley emoticon but can’t find button)

  2. David Botibol
    31st January 2016 @ 11:55 am

    Well there’s always the old-fashioned smiley 🙂

  3. David Botibol
    31st January 2016 @ 11:58 am

    Well well, old-fashioned smiley colon-right bracket “:)” turns into new-fashioned one by magic!

    • John McKean
      18th February 2016 @ 11:46 pm

      Thanks David!! 🙂

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