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A New Venetian Coronation, 1595 (Gramophone Award Winner 2013 - Early Music Catagory)
A New Venetian Coronation, 1595 (Gramophone Award Winner 2013 - Early Music Catagory)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Venetian Glory, 7 Jun. 2012
This new version of the work that made the Gabrieli and Paul McCreesh so famous is different from that pioneering version in a number of ways. The opening really invokes the carnival atmosphere of the election of a popular Doge complete with the ringing of bells and crackle of fireworks. The smaller forces make for a clearer and more intimate feel appropriate to an area which was a relatively compact and compartmentalised private chapel. The virtuosity is as we would expect of this renowned group and at times the playing is just spine-tingling in its virtuosity. Yet there is also a spaciousness that enhances the solemnity of the occasion. As the Times said after an earlier live performance: "May the Gabrieli live forever in glory!"


Leni Riefenstahl - Olympia - Olympic Games Berlin 1936 [ 1936 ]
Leni Riefenstahl - Olympia - Olympic Games Berlin 1936 [ 1936 ]
Dvd ~ Leni Riefenstahl

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see fim in Olympic Year, 11 Jan. 2012
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Leni Riefenstahl's film of the 1936 Olympics has been called "The greatest Olympic film ever made". With footage of the great black sprinter Jesse Owens, it debunked the Nazi Aryan myth. It evidently pioneered the use of tracking shots of athletes and some underwater photography. A "must see" especially in Olympic Year 2012!


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