Bob Dylan: Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years
Bob Dylan's creative genius reached a I crescendo as he hit the road with a ragtag band of folk troubadours in the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. Appearing unannounced in small venues, the Revue culminated in "The Night of the Hurricane" benefit at Madison Square Garden for wrongly-convicted boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. In his first interview in 30 years, "The Hurricane" tells all. Folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott, violinist Scarlet Rivera, bassist Rob Stoner, and Ms. Jacques Levy reveal the inside story of the Desire album, Joey Gallo, the Rolling Thunder Revue and the maligned tour film, Renaldo and Clara.
Hollowing his reinvention as "The Entertainer" in 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. Dylan made three Gospel albums, winning a Grammy for "Gotta Serve Somebody." However, his radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation. In his first-ever interview, Dylan's Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer, describes Dylan's born-again transformation. Legendary Slow Train Coming producer Jerry Wexler, background singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, songwriter Al Kasha, San Francisco Chronicle rock reporter Joel Selvin, AJ Weberman and others tell the tale of Bob Dylan's Gospel Years.
Director & Producer Joel Gilbert (Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour-The Home Movies, 2003 and Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974-Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein, 2005) weaves the story of this monumental period of Dylan's life and music through revealing insider portraits, exclusive photos, live concert video clips and TV footage from 1975-1981, and with visits to Rundown Studios, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Vineyard Church, and the Fox Warfield Theatre.
Featuring: Concert Video Clips 1975-1981 World of John Hammond Clips Rundown Studios Revealed Muscle Shoals Studios Visit Revealing Insider Interviews...
Wagner, Herbert von Karajan: Das Rheingold
This film is the one existing record of Karajan's Salzburg Ring on video. Made in 1978, with imaginative extra film sequences to complement the original stage production for the Easter Festival, it brings to life the epic grandeur ofKarajan's concept,...
Engelbert Humperdinck, Kaufmann: Konigskinder
The first production of Konigskinder on film. Konigskinder follows the tumultuous story of the rugged King's Son, and the beautiful Goose-girl. After a chance meeting in the woods, the Konigskind (Jonas Kaufmann — "the fairy-tale prince of most opera-goers' dreams" — Financial Times) and the Goose-girl (Isabel Rey) fall desperately in love. However, the Goose-girl is unable to leave with the Konigskind, as she is trapped by a witch's spell. Eventually the lovers are reunited, but no sooner than they set eyes on each other, they are cast out by the townsfolk. The opera is brought to a heartbreaking close when hunger forces the starving couple to eat the witch's poisoned bread, which inevitably leads to their tragic demise. Konigssohn - Jonas Kaufmann Gansemagd - Isabel Rey Spielmann - Oliver Widmer Hexe - Liliana Nikiteanu Holzhacker - Reinhard Mayr Besenbinder - Bogustaw Bidzinski Sein Tochterchen - Marie-Therese Albert Ratsaltester - Kai Florian Bischoff Wirt - Tomasz Stawinski Wirtstochter - Anja Schlosser Schneider - Miroslav Christoff Stallmagd - Wiebke Lehmkuhl Torwachter - Pablo Ricardo Bemsch, George Humphreys Eine Frau - Susanne Grobholz...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake. Fonteyn - Nureyev
Odette / Odile: Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried: Rudolf Nureyev
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Perhaps the most popular ballet video ever released, this version of Tchaikovsky's beloved work stars one of the most famous classical dance partnerships of all time, Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. Nureyev choreographed this production for the Vienna State Opera Ballet. No ballet lover can afford to be without this DVD, which finds two icons of 20th-century dance in magnificent form. Ballet authority John Lanchbery, former music director of the Sadler's Wells and Royal Ballet companies, as well as of American Ballet Theatre and Australian Ballet, conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's enchanting score....
Mussorgsky, Valery Gergiev: Boris Godunov (2 DVD)
The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990.
This is masterly on almost ever count musical and visual, and would now be the outright choice for this work in all the media... Front stage, as it were, are some of the best of the current generation Of Russian singers, not a dud among them... Gergiev is another of the recording's heroes. Seldom, if ever... has the score sounded so hauntingly beautiful and apt for this huge panorama of seventeenth-century Russia... Don't miss this riveting experience.
Opera In Four Acts
- Boris Godunov - Robert Lloyd
- Feodor - Larissa Dyatkova
- Grigory Otrepiev - Alexei Steblianko
- Marina Mnishek - Olga Borodina
- Xenia - Olga Kondina
- Nurse - Yevgenia Perlassova
- Rangoni - Sergei Leiferkus
- Hostess - Ludmila Filatova...
Handel, Andreas Scholl, Inger Dam-Jensen: Partenope (2 DVD)
Countertenor Star Andreas Scholl Leads An Outstanding Cast In Handel's Partenope, Presented In Francisco Negrin's Stylish, Modern-Dress Staging From The Royal Danish Opera. This Entertaining Classical Comedy Revolves Around The Many Suitors Of Queen Partenope, With An Ever-More Complex Web Of Relationships Descending Into Farce, Before A Dual Literally Reveals A Man To Be A Woman And All Discover Whom They Truly Love. Partenope - Inger Dam-Jensen Arsace - Andreas Scholl Amindo - Christophe Dumaux Rosmira - Tuva Semmingsen Emilio - Bo Kristian Jensen Ormonte - Palle Knudsen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
John Adams: The Death Of Klinghoffer
Opera In Two Acts Leon Klinghoffer - Christopher Maltman Captain - Kathleen Battle Marilyn Klinghoffer - Yvonne Howard Molqi - Tom Randle Mamoud - Kamel Boutros Rambo - Leigh Melrose...
Michele Mariotti, Rossini: Matilde Di Shabran, Neapolitan Version, 1821 (2 DVD)
For sheer musical greatness, it is hard to beat "Matilde di Shabran," ... Juan Diego Florez brilliantly reprises the role of his first great success - New York Times
Following internationally acclaimed performances and an award-winning CD recording for Decca, Juan Diego Florez returns to the opera that few tenors dare sing in Mario Martone's production for the 2012 Rossini Opera Festival at Pesaro. Underpinned by a plot of "almost Shakespearean depth" (The Guardian), Rossini's melodramma giocoso features some of his most outrageously virtuosic vocal music, delivered here by Florez, Olga Peretyatko and Anna Goryachova under the baton of the Italian maestro Michele Mariotti.
Olga Peretyatko - Matilde
Juan Diego Florez - Corradino
Paolo Bordogna - Isidoro
Anna Goryachova - Edoardo
Nicola Alaimo - Aliprando
Chiara Chialli - Contessa D'Arco
Simon Orfila - Ginardo
Giorgio Misseri - Egoldo
Marco Filippo Romano - Raimondo
Ugo Rosati - Rodrigo ...
Rammstein In Amerika (2 DVD)
Легендарная немецкая индастриал-метал группа представляет уникальный DVD/BR, в который вошел документальный фильм о творчестве группы, а также запись живого выступления в Нью-Йорке - "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN". Двухчасовой документальный фильм...
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Today, when Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet h so popular in the theatre, it is curious to recall how comparatively little known were the ballet and its music in the 1950s. The first Russian staging was made by Leonid Lavrovsky at the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, in 1940, five years after Prokofiev had completed the score. It was in 1956, when the Moscow Bolshoj Ballet arrived in London for Soviet ballet's ground-breaking first visit to the West that die emotional force of this production was seen, and profoundly affected our audiences. On 3 October in that year, the curtains of the Royal Opera House. Govern Garden, rose to reveal the motionless triptych of Romeo, Friar Laurence and Juliet (who was Galina Ulanova, Moscow's divinity). Even now, the sensation caused by that evening lingers on We were bowled over by the power of Muscovite dancing, by the radiance of Ulanova's presence, by the Torre of Prokofiev's score. Ironically, in the previous pear Frederick Ashton, The Royal Ballet's master choreographer, had staged his own response to this music in Copenhagen Tailored to die modest forces of the Royal Danish Bailer, this production had a clarity very different from the epic sweep of the Bolshoj version. Within two years of the Bolshoi's appearance, John Cranko, who had made his name as a young choreographer with The Royal Ballet mounted a version of Romeo for La Scala Milan, and this he revised and developed in 1962 when he became director of the Stuttgart Ballet.
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