Werner Herzog’s compelling 1995 documentary on enigmatic Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, ‘Death for Five Voices,’ is out on Blu-ray from Arthaus Musik.
A most delightful rendition of Strauss’s whipped cream operetta that is augmented by an interpolated recital by opera legends Pavarotti, Horne, and Dame Joan Sutherland on the occasion of her retirement.
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.