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Wiener Philharmoniker: Sommernachtskonzert 2014 [Blu-ray]
Wiener Philharmoniker: Sommernachtskonzert 2014 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Vienna Philharmonic
Price: 12.50

1.0 out of 5 stars A Great Disappointment..., 29 July 2014
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Apart from LANG LANG'S "Turkish March" Encore, this is the most dismal Blu-Ray in my Collection. The choice of Music and the Performance are all a big mistake - see my Comments of the Review by I.Giles for more details. Buyer Beware!


Mariss Jansons Conducts [Mariss Jansons, Mitsuko Uchida, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks] [Arthaus: 108079] [Blu-ray] [2013]
Mariss Jansons Conducts [Mariss Jansons, Mitsuko Uchida, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks] [Arthaus: 108079] [Blu-ray] [2013]
Dvd ~ Mitsuko Uchida
Price: 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Mitsuko Uchida - born to play Beethoven & Mozart!, 7 Feb 2014
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If you can only have one Beethoven P.C. # 3 Blu-Ray, THIS is the one to buy! When Mitsuko Uchida, the shy 73 Year old Piano Virtuoso plays the piano, the music flows as smoothly and spontaneously as Water bubbling up from a Mountain Spring. In her Blue Blouse and Silver Pants, she looks like a newly hatched Exotic Butterfly, but you know that in her Heart she is still the 12 Year old girl who had just arrived in Vienna in 1952, when her Father was appointed Japanese Amabassador to Austria. Delightful!


Beethoven: Complete Symphonies [Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra] [Arthaus: 107536] [Blu-ray] [2013]
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies [Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra] [Arthaus: 107536] [Blu-ray] [2013]
Dvd ~ Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Price: 56.71

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!, 7 Feb 2014
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So far, I have listened to the Fifth Symphony, on a $60,000 Audio-Video System, in a very large room with an Audience of ~65 People, and I am amazed and delighted with both the Performance and the Undistorted Crystal Clear Audio and Video achieved by the NHK Engineers in Suntory Hall in Tokyo. It is thrilling to see and hear the BRSO Musicians, guided by Mariss Jansons, doing such a fleet footed traversal of the Fifth. Soul-stirring, and a reminder of why "Ta-Ta-Ta-Taaah" is still The Best Known Musical Phrase on the Planet. If the Fifth is so amazing, heard on a truly State of the Art System, can the other Symphonies be far behind?

p.s. Spontaneous riotous applause from the usually reserved Japanese Audience merited a delightful Encore of a Haydn String Quartet Movement played by the whole Orchestra - totally appropriate, and lots of fun!

p.p.s. To the Anonymous Negative Responder: If you didn't find my Review helpful, why not put the reason in a Comment? It reminds me of that old expression: "Casting Pearls Before Swine"
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