Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now


Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 9 August 2015
Superb UNTIL the end of Neptune where the heavenly choir is meant to drift off to nothing - magical and essential to do that. For some stupid idiotic reason the conductor has elected to cut off the chorus and move straight on to the specially written piece by a contemporary composer which clashes badly in style with what precedes it and completely ruins the listening experience of what Holst wrote. What a pity as the suite is so brilliantly played, wonderfully recorded and interestingly filmed. The modern piece is quite good in it's own right but is not a substitute for the magical fading ending to Neptune which Holst so carefully scored - just listen to the Proms 2015 performance with BBCSO and Maalki to hear how it should sound albeit just a tad long fade out.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 October 2013
A superb teaching aid ... I cannot comment on whether musically this is 'the best' but I can say without a doubt that this DVD is a must-have for anyone teaching a Space topic! Various classes from age 3 to 11 have been totally enthralled by the amazing close ups and I have been able to pass on far more in depth information thanks to the commentaries. Better than a concert seat.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 24 June 2013
This is a fabulous DVD, with Esa-Pekka Salonen a brilliant conductor. It's presented in a way that brings the instruments in the orchestra to life and draws you in to make you feel part of the performance. I took my grandchildren ages 10 and 8 to Universe of Sound when it was in Canterbury and was then delighted to find the DVD online so we could watch it again and again at home and see and hear a lot more of the technical details. One of the best DVDs i've ever purchased.
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)