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Mozart: Requiem [Abbado/Lucerne Festival] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 27th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Mozart: Requiem [Abbado/Lucerne Festival] Blu-ray Review

Lucerne and maestro Abbado offer a moving and well-performed rendition of Mozart’s last work in this Blu-ray from Accentus

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 [Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 30th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 [Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin] Blu-ray Review

Barenboim and his Berlin ensemble continue their successful series of Bruckner’s Mature Symphonies with an excellent rendering of Symphony No. 5.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4 [Chailly/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 6th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 [Chailly/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Riccardo Chailly continues his traversal of the Mahler symphonic repertory with this uplifting and sensitive account of the Symphony No.4. The Accentus recording team turns in another beautifully executed Blu-ray Disc.

Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies: Symphony No. 4 [Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 30th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies: Symphony No. 4 [Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim] Blu-ray Review

Daniel Barenboim leads a powerful rendition of Bruckner’s popular Symphony No.4 from Berlin. A well recorded performance that delivers the full measure of romanticism.

John Cage: Journeys in Sound Blu-ray Review

Posted November 9th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

John Cage: Journeys in Sound Blu-ray Review

John Cage was a 20th century phenomenon: a composer who broke through traditional barriers and created sounds that were far different from those of his predecessors. This Accentus documentary gives us a comprehensive picture of the man, the musician, and the iconoclast, through interviews and performances of his works.

Die Thomaner: A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig Blu-ray Review

Posted October 18th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Die Thomaner: A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig Blu-ray Review

Bach’s own St. Thomas Boys Choir celebrating its 800th anniversary is the subject of this Accentus Music documentary. This insightful video is heartwarming and captured in a technically excellent recording.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Biller/Thomanerchor/Gewandhausorchester] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 16th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Biller/Thomanerchor/Gewandhausorchester] Blu-ray Review

The Bach St. Matthew Passion is given an authentic performance, complete with boys’ choir, in Bach’s own church. Sight and sound are simply awe-inspiring in this Accentus Music 2012 recording.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 [Abbado/Lucerne Festival Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 27th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 [Abbado/Lucerne Festival Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Claudio Abbado leads his Lucerne Festival Orchestra through a strong reading of Bruckner’s sonorous and lengthy fifth symphony. Audio and video recording qualities are excellent.

The Philharmonics: Waltzes [Strauss/Schoenberg/Berg/Webern] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 6th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Philharmonics: Waltzes [Strauss/Schoenberg/Berg/Webern] Blu-ray Review

An afternoon in 19th century Vienna is evoked by this stellar chamber performance of beloved waltzes albeit given a 20th century turn by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.

A Concert for New York: Mahler Symphony No. 2 [Gilbert/New York Philharmonic] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 5th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

A Concert for New York: Mahler Symphony No. 2 [Gilbert/New York Philharmonic] Blu-ray Review

A one-of-a-kind memorial concert for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Alan Gilbert leads the New Philharmonic Orchestra in a moving performance of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony.