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Morten Lauridsen: Shining Night [DVD] [2014]

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  • Actors: Morten Lauridsen, Volti, Con Anima Chamber Choir, S.F. Choral Society, Aberdeen Choral Society
  • Format: Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Hanssler Classic
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Sept. 2014
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00L3HECMG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,604 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Morten Lauridsen reaches into his listeners to brighten what is most ancient, sacred, and beautiful in the human soul, and reveals that it lives within each of us. What we hear in his music is the echo of our own longing- for wonder, for love - embraced and gently, reverently set down in a place of peace. This film does a powerful thing in opening up Lauridsen himself, so that the irresistible connection to and affection for his work becomes even more profoundly personal.' (Tamsin Smith, Social Entrepreneur & Writer).

This film celebrates the life and music of the artist whom musicologist Nick Strimple describes as 'the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic'. Exploring the relationship of art, nature and spirituality, 'Shining Night' reveals the composer through the lens of his love for silence and solitude together with his passion for music and literature, with commentaries from composers, conductors, singers and friends.

Picture Format: PAL 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Recorded: A film by Michael Stillwater

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A heartening rarity --Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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This is a very simple yet profound film. Lauridsen is as enigmatic as his music. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, then enjoy this film, and contemplate real meaning of our existence.
Beatifully put together, the film looks at the composer, his music and the natural world that is his inspiration.
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This is a life-changing documentary, soulfully portrayed and spiritually relevant. The translation and interpretation from poetry to choral music and that beautiful interaction is breathtaking. The humbling depth of the maestro's thoughts and wisdom will stay with me forever. Your life may be less if you don't have a copy as a frequent reference point, not for the shelf! Indulge, savour, redefine! I am "singing my song" now....and "changing lives",
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As a new Lauridsen fan this was an excellent insight into the man and his music. There is a blend of remote island photography, interview tributes and behind the scenes work with some of the worlds' finest choirs. This provides a really engaging backdrop to Lauridsen's own explanation of his love of poetry and his musical journey. All interspersed with exerpts of his finest choral pieces. Brilliant !
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Quite simply a terrific film about a wonderful composer. The music is sublime and the story is fascinating. Highly recommended.
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