An interesting version of the Handel opera done with marionettes.
A great performance of Beethoven’s Ninth plus a fascinating documentary on musicians in the GDR during the cold war.
Another fine piano duo video from the Pekinel sisters; plus a CD of some of the program.
An interesting, if somewhat confusing traversal of the making of the Buddha.
A beautifully captivating film of Gluck’s most famous work in its original guise.
Not bad at all, but I am still waiting for a really superb Salome.
It’s not often a chance to review two releases of this opera comes about—and the differences in concept are quite revealing.
Volker Kriegel, guitar – Mainz 1963-69 “Lost Tapes” Series – Jazz Haus/SWR Music/ArtHaus Musik (2 CDs)
This excellent German guitarist of the ’60s is a real surprise.
What a kick for those of us who hold the MJQ in the highest repute!
Of undoubted historical interest, and very well sung, but for specialists only.
An excellent BBC art documentary on the life of Francisco de Goya.
Great sound, exceptional visuals, marred by a set that grates and enervates.
The international star puts together a spectacular evening of excerpts from some of his most beautiful film scores, with a terrific orchestra and many guest stars.