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fresh, original and very beautiful,
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This review is from: Igor Stravinsky - Le Rossignol  [DVD] (DVD)
This is a mesmeric DVD, full of visual beauty and surprises. It presents a performance of Stravinsky's 'Le Rossignol', based on Hans Anderson's tale of the nightingale (much adapted). The music is performed by excellent artistes and is very fresh, original and beautiful - quite exotic, as befits the subject. Visually, the story is presented in mixed media - conventional staging and acting intermingled with computer-generated images which are usually appropriate and often startling. It's very difficult to describe these in words - you need to see the DVD - but they are always interesting and sometimes breathtaking. They therefore enhance the already intriguing story and wonderful music. A great deal of time, care and thought have gone into the making of this DVD, and it is a great pleasure to watch.