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3.0 out of 5 stars Bad Sound, 14 Mar. 2011
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This review is from: Adam - Giselle (Cojocaru, Royal Ballet, Gruzin) [DVD] [2010] [NTSC] (DVD)
I have absolutely no differences of opinion with the reviews of 5 people about the dancing, ballet, photography and the brilliance of Cojocaru et al.
BUT
I am rather surprised that no one really commented on the sound recording.
Giselle is a great ballet not just because of the theme and choreography, but even more so because the music is lovely. There have been a great number of ballets with fantastic dancing and choreography from 19th and 20th centuries that have not reached an iconic status just because the music is ordinary or just plain lousy. For this reason alone, it is really necessary to be careful about the sound recording and editing, especially as the music is one of the most recognizable in all ballet and most lovers of ballet would definitely expect a good sound. Here, It is BAD.

I played it on different sound systems. Mine is a Yamaha Bose combination. I tried it on three others which I consider are comparable or even better.
In all of them, the sound was totally out of balance, screeching at certain times and booming throughout. It became acceptable to us only after switching off the sub-woofer. Even then, it was totally out of balance.

I loved the dancing. I love the music... two stars deducted for bad sound editing.
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Initial post: 8 Apr 2012 16:33:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Apr 2012 23:49:16 BDT
wayfarer says:
Very enlightening, Satish!

What do you make of the new Adam: Giselle (Bolshoi Ballet Company) [Blu-ray] ?

Best!
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