A well-crafted documentary of how politics shaped the classical music scene in post-WW II East Germany
The energy and enthusiasm of the cast and the seamless coordination of the varied numbers culminates in an exciting show that defies categorization.
A quirky rethinking of a classic ballet story more akin to Cirque du Soleil than to traditional dance that remains a provocative and often humorous production.
Dated sights and sounds aside, this three ballet collection gives us Czech choreographer Kylián at his best.
The definitive film biography of Czech choreographer, Jiří Kylián, that combines archival and high-definition footage quite successfully and provides a bonus performance of the ballet, Wings of Wax.
A revisionist Nutcracker that blends classical dance with hip-hop and martial arts.
A short-running low-resolution film that fails to deliver the promise of Jiri Kylian’s original balletic adaptation of Stravinsky’s chamber work.
Country Roads: The Heartbeat of America is an introspective documentary on the country music scene by German director Marieke Schroeder that features new artists and recollections from some giants of the genre.
A triumphant return to the musical capital of central Europe, Renée Fleming gives us a superb lieder recital that is a standard bearer for the 21st century in this Arthaus Musik concert release.
Make it Louder, Please! is a dual-program disc that features a full-length concert by The Michael Nyman Band and a documentary on this leading contemporary composer’s life and career in the arts that is a fascinating watch.