A classic that has been seen by millions—now in your living room. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Blu-ray (2016) TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker (Live from Lincoln Center) Performers: The New York City Ballet Director: Katherine E. Brown Producer: John Goberman Studio: C Major 738704 2016 [Distr. by Naxos] Video: 16:9 HD Blu-ray Audio: PCM Stereo 2.0, DTS-HD […]
Covering all bases, and well! – 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival…. Review of Detroit Jazz Festival – Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-5, 2016 The Detroit Jazz Festival holds a distinct and venerable place as one of the most treasured jazz festivals in the country. It is the largest free (!) jazz festival in North America. […]
Celebrating fifty years, and counting, of powerful Monday night big band jazz at the Village Vanguard… Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – All My Yesterdays – Resonance HCD 2023 – 2 CDs, 48:47, 77:11 (1966) ****1/2: (CD 1- 2/7/66: Thad Jones- trumpet, Flugelhorn, arranger & conductor; Hank Jones- piano; Sam Herman – guitar, percussion; Richard Davis […]
A surpisingly enjoyable 1916 silent serial on Sherlock Holmes, beautifully restored.
WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen (complete) – Leading soloists/Vienna Philharmonic/Solti – Decca Pure Audio Blu-ray (14+ hours!)
What a New Year’s gift! Many believe this the greatest recording ever made. If you can believe it, it’s now in the best sound it has ever had, and on a single disc!
Better image and sound than the MacMillan Royal Ballet production.
WEILL: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra; STRAVINSKY: L’histoire du soldat – suite; MILHAUD: Suite for violin, clarinet and piano/ Gabriele Pieranunzi, violin/ Enrico Pieranunzi, p./ Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet/ Soloists of the San Carlo Theatre, Naples/ Jeffrey Tate – Musica Media Concerto Classics
An outstanding release of 20th-Century chamber music rarities by KURT WEILL, IGOR STRAVINSKY and DARIUS MILHAUD.
An excellent companion to Queen’s studio videos of later years.
Simply the finest free premiere jazz festival in the U.S.…
An amazing long filmic creation combining different approaches and styles.
The Art of Melancholy – Songs by JOHN DOWLAND – Iestyn Davies, countertenor/ Thomas Dunford, lute – Hyperion
A marvelous collection that works well thematically, but you really have to like the countertenor voice to be fully immersed.
A great two-for-one package for Gabriel fans.
KARAINDROU: “Concert in Athens” = Excerpts from various works – Kim Kashkashian, viola/ Jan Garbarek, tenor saxophone/ Vangelis Christopoulos, oboe/ Eleni Karaindrou, piano/Camerata Orch./Alexandros Myrat – ECM New Series
Beautiful music; so much better than just “film scores.”
Britten’s Death in Venice now in Blu-ray.
Latin jazz band delivers in brilliant HD audio and video.
A 2006 DualDisc with some great Latin sounds, plus images.
Rita Coolidge – still holding the torch…
The first full-length 3D album of solo piano performance shot specifically for HD 3D and HD audio, in both stereo and surround.
A terrific crossover quartet in perfect hi-res surround, and 3D visuals to boot!
International flavors of jazz blend with the youth movement.