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Everything Must Go [DVD] (2010) <b>DVD</b> ~ Will Ferrell
Everything Must Go [DVD] (2010) DVD ~ Will Ferrell
This DVD does NOT have subtitles! I had gathered from someone else's review that the Blu Ray lacks subtitles, but because I had seen this film on TV recently, and had been able to record it with subtitles, I assumed the DVD would be OK. Be warned, all Ye Slightly Hard of Hearing!
Mozart: Requiem, Hommage a Chopin [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ LANDSHAMER CHRISTINA (soprano)
Mozart: Requiem, Hommage a Chopin [DVD] DVD ~ LANDSHAMER CHRISTINA (soprano)
I bought this version and Harnoncourt's at the same time. Herreweghe's was much more to my liking. Both conductors are generally speaking better known as early music experts (and indeed Herreweghe's choir uses the Barenreiter edition of this work). Herreweghe brings to Mozart the same qualities that he brings to Bach: excellent choice of soloists & consistently intelligent tempos. Mozart's Requiem is over-familiar (to me), but this performance nevertheless really refreshed my interrest & carried me away. The work is mostly choral, and the choir is a joy to look at as well as to hear. The recorded sound is excellent. A practical detail: to edit out the liturgical bits (which are in Latin and… Read more
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty ~ Matthew Bourne The Slee&hellip
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty ~ Matthew Bourne The Sleeping Beauty Orchestra Brett Morris
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising!, 6 Feb 2014
I'm not a ballet fan, and I'm not a huge fan of Tchaikovsky's music either. But I happened to run into the Matthew Bourne version of The Sleeping Beauty on TV at Christmas and was instantly fascinated, to the extent that I wanted to watch the whole ballet and therefore bought the DVD. It didn't disappoint. It's the "Gothic" aspect, the evil characters especially, that make this a completely different experience from the usual ballet stuff.