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5.0 out of 5 stars Every Tavener fan should buy this, 28 July 2005
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This review is from: Tavener: Choral Ikons [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
This is a real treat for Tavener fans. Ignore the comments in the Amazon review - the computer graphics are well-done and in good taste. The reconstructed Hagia Sophia looks awesome! The performances are marvellous, but the real icing on the cake - at least for me - are the extras: Sir John - wrapped in either a shawl or oriental tea-towel - holding forth with great passion on the pieces on the DVD and stressing the importance of their universalism (i.e. relevance to all faiths, not just Christianity), and the mini-doc 'The Ikon Chooses You', in which a Dutch ikon scholar also holds forth, but somewhat less passionately that Sir John.
The DVD also allows you to choose between various stereo options, and also subtitles. Sir John's comments can either be viewed after each piece, or as one continuous whole.
For me, this is music of tremendous importance: Tavener is a die-hard old school romantic in a way, who stresses the elevation of the artist's position, and the artist's link to God. But these are links which our troubled and secular age is in dire need of. John Tavener is, in this respect, one of our most important living artists, and this DVD celebrates his vision admirably.
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