This MUST be one of 2013's outstanding Blu-ray Classical music releases!
Especially as it is (a)from a live 2010 BBC Prom (b) with BBC's very own wonderful Symphony Orchestra with the brilliantly gifted young French conductor Lionel Bringuier at the helm.
Now the BBC S.O's response to this Frenchman's direction is absolutely first class in all departments!
However, for myself, the highlights are Nelson FREIRE's highly sensitive performance of the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 and the incredible closing work of Maurice Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2. This latter work is given a really sizzling performance from the whole orchestra with special mention of woodwind, brass & percussion in offering us, through Maestro Bringuier's
dynamic conducting, one of the best performances I have heard/seen in the last few years!
The Blu-ray DVD technical quality of this BelAir classics release is easily the best Blu-ray DVD I have purchased to date! Video picture is absolutely superb and the audio of dynamic surround sound quality, especially in 5.1 DTS HD MASTER AUDIO format , of course if you have the multichannel Blu-Ray player/audio gear to reproduce it!
On this particular, but rare occasion, I did not purchase my copy through AMAZON! However they currently show stock of this release, so I seriously urge you to acquire same if you love French Music of this calibre performed so magnificently.
Adrian Ball, ENFIELD, UK