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potboiler

Informal a literary or artistic work of little merit produced quickly in order to make money
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Another pit to the northwest of the mound contained numerous fragments of oak and a hollowed-out log, possibly of alder, with concentrations of pot-boilers within.
And Curtis' programming is always interesting, with the old pot-boilers (Prokoviev's Classical Symphony, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No3, Mozart Symphony No40) counter-balanced by rarer stuff (Bridge's Three Idylls, Francaix's witty little Mozart New Look, which for once casts the spotlight on the double-bass).
Nowadays, Miss Currie's intellect is focused on penning steamy pot-boilers.
These were the fabulous little pot-boilers which make up Beethoven's seven contredanses, culminating in the prototype for the Eroica finale and much else, and, a strange inclusion, the 'Scene at a Ball' from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.
With Andrew Constantine at the helm the London Concert Orchestra gave lovingly detailed accounts of all the pot-boilers (including a finely-sculpted, high octane Finlandia) and sympathetic support to soloist Min-Jin, an excitingly talented young violinist actually quite capable of holding her own.
The rest of Saturday's programme in aid of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, was a charming selection of pot-boilers, Bradbury sharing the conducting with a rather stiff James Ross.