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Robert J Farr
MusicWeb International, July 2012

I have criticised some issues in this series for lack of visual variety and content. This has often involved tedious views of seascapes or fields. This issue has the virtue of a reasonable amount and variety of visual stimulus to go alongside some apposite music well performed. It covers the inevitable sea scenes that are a part of Breton life but there are also, scattered rather haphazardly throughout, other interesting sights.

…the tour starts in Normandy, with pictures, after a seascape, of the awesome rock structures around Etretat, it moves in a large leap to Mont St. Michel…There are glimpses of the Bayeux Tapestry, with its near contemporary record of William of Normandy’s successful expedition in 1066 to conquer England. Justifiably the mighty monument of Mont St Michel has a whole Chapter to itself (4) as well as featuring elsewhere. This mighty edifice is spectacular viewed from its approach causeway or from a helicopter. The final organ movement of Saint-Saëns symphony is a fitting aural background.

…it is interesting to see, albeit briefly, the Carnac alignments. Also included are the saltpans of the Marais Salants and the nearby port town of Le Croisic and the chic resort of La Baule. Most interesting are the Calvaries of Celtic Brittany and the rock carvings at Rothéneuf. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review






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