Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten receives a stellar performance from ancient music expert Nikolaus Harnoncourt
This Collector’s Edition contains a raft of definitive performances of many core chamber music works
Mario Schröder gives us a clever reworking of the Chaplin life story with eclectic musical selections and terrific dancing
San Francisco Opera’s 2009 production of Porgy and Bess presents this quintessential American opera with real opera singers and its leading proponent, conductor John DeMain.
A fascinating documentary that explores the creative genius of choreographer Wayne McGregor includes a 30-minute series of highlights from several of his recent ballets.
A moving tribute to Iranian composer/conductor Nader Mashalyekhi who is faced with the daunting task of reconstituting the Teheran Symphony Orchestra
San Francisco Opera gives us a traditional production of one of Donizetti’s lesser known operas
Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick opera is a powerful adaptation of the iconic Melville novel, featuring a superb cast and musical direction.
Stéphanie Argerich, youngest daughter of famed classical pianist Martha Argerich delivers a probing, sometimes uncomfortably so, look into the complex character of her mother and other family members. A well-done first feature length film by this young director and an unrivaled view of often chaotic yet somehow functional family life in the world of music.
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West receives interesting staging and strong performances in this Royal Opera Orchestra performance on Blu-ray