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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Salzburg Festival/Gatti] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Salzburg Festival/Gatti] Blu-ray Review

Director Herheim’s reinvention of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg sheds new light with this production, well conducted and well sung.

Classic Archive — Celebrating Strauss [Streich/Schwartzkopf/Topper/Seefried] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Classic Archive — Celebrating Strauss [Streich/Schwartzkopf/Topper/Seefried] Blu-ray Review

EuroArts gives us some memorable archival performances of several of Strauss’ greatest vocal proponents caught in their prime

Strauss: Don Juan [Wiener Philharmoniker/Böhm] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 26th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Strauss: Don Juan [Wiener Philharmoniker/Böhm] Blu-ray Review

Relatively short fare for the money, this is primarily a rehearsal document with a brief main course in the form of Strauss’ tone poem

Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten/The Seasons [Harnoncourt/Wiener Philharmoniker] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 15th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten/The Seasons [Harnoncourt/Wiener Philharmoniker] Blu-ray Review

Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten receives a stellar performance from ancient music expert Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Classic Archive: Collector’s Edition, Vol. 3 [Rostropovich/Richter, Et al.] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 23rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Classic Archive: Collector’s Edition, Vol. 3 [Rostropovich/Richter, Et al.] Blu-ray Review

This Collector’s Edition contains a raft of definitive performances of many core chamber music works

Schröder: Chaplin [Leipziger Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Schröder: Chaplin [Leipziger Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Mario Schröder gives us a clever reworking of the Chaplin life story with eclectic musical selections and terrific dancing

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess [San Francisco Opera/DeMain] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 11th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess [San Francisco Opera/DeMain] Blu-ray Review

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.

McGregor: Going Somewhere & A Moment in Time [The Royal Ballet] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 23rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

McGregor: Going Somewhere & A Moment in Time [The Royal Ballet] Blu-ray Review

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.

Gozaran: Time Passing Blu-ray Review

Posted February 13th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Gozaran: Time Passing Blu-ray Review

A moving tribute to Iranian composer/conductor Nader Mashalyekhi who is faced with the daunting task of reconstituting the Teheran Symphony Orchestra

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia [Fleming/San Francisco Opera] Blu-ray Review

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

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia [Fleming/San Francisco Opera] Blu-ray Review

San Francisco Opera gives us a traditional production of one of Donizetti’s lesser known operas