Jon Lord: With Pictures
This 120 minute documentary style presentation features Jon Lord in his most personal and revealing interview since the early days of Deep Purple.
Filmed and produced in Australia in early 2003, whilst Jon was on his first solo tour since leaving Deep Purple, this presentation details the reasons behind Jon's departure from the band, current work and his future plans. In addition, a 30 minute documentary from 2011 provides an up to date view of Jon Lord's musical achievements throughout his extensive career.
The DVD highlights Jon's multifaceted approach to music with numerous personal interviews, live performances with Deep Purple, blues band The Hoochie Coochie Men. The Queensland Orchestra and Australian band George under the guidance of conductor Paul Mann. It features archival vision of Deep Purple's famous Concerto porformance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969, as well as many recent live appearances including an in concert performance in Cologne with ABBA's Frida from 2004. There is also an indepth radio interview on ABC Radio Australia, and up close and personal behind the scenes footage with Jon Lord, Paul Mann and Deep Purple. A treat for lovers of all styles of music....
The Early Pink Floyd: A Review And Critique (2 DVD)
Despite being on an indefinite hiatus since 1996, Pink Floyd remain one of the most critically and commercially acclaimed bands of the rock era. Having forged a reputation built on constant innovation, masterful musicianship and superlative songwriting,...
Handel: Semele (2 DVD)
Live from the Zurich Opera House, Cecilia Bartoli stars in the virtuoso title role of Handel's drama of ambition, vanity and seduction. Now one of Handel's most popular operas, Semele contains some of his best vocal music, including "Where'er you walk"...
"Our aim was just to be as good as Love" John Densmore, The Doors
LOVE Story is the story of legendary Los Angeles band LOVE & their singer Arthur Lee. One of the first mixed race rock bands, the dark claustrophobic vision of their music and the bands sinister reputation set them apart from the Utopian ideals of the 'Flower Power generation and the 'Summer of Love' era. Their 1967 album Forever Changes is rightly deemed to be one of the greatest records of all time.
Set against the turbulent times of the USA in the 60s, this incredible documentary covers their fascinating journey from their origins at Dorsey High School in South Los Angeles, their spell as Hollywood's favourite band, to the creation of their masterpiece 'Forever Changes', followed by their drug fuelled disintegration in 1968 and their continuing relevance to this day.
Featuring extensive interviews with LOVE s front man and main songwriter Arthur Lee, as well original band members Johnny Echols, Bryan Maclean, Alban 'Snoopy' Pfisterer, Michael Stuart, Elektra boss Jac Holzman, producer Bruce Botnick, The Doors' John Densmore and arranger David Angel, their story is told first hand by those who were there.
The mysterious and reclusive nature of the band has meant that this incredible story has never properly been told before, until now......
Gounod, Erich Binder: Faust (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts / Libretto / Livret: Jules Barbier, Michel Carre
From The Vienna State Opera, With A Superb Cast Revelling In Gounod's Beloved Melodies, Here Is The Provocative, Visually Sumptuous 1985 Production By Famed Film-Director Ken Russell, Also Renowned For His Flamboyant Biopics Of Liszt, Mahler, And Tchaikovsky.
Le Docteur Faust - Francisco Araiza
Mephistopheles - Ruggero Raimondi
Marguerite - Gabriela Benackova
Valentin - Walton Gronroos
Wagner - Alfred Sramek
Siebel - Gabriele Sima
Marthe - Gertrude Jahn
Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper
Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper
Chorus Master: Walter Hagen-Groll
Buhnenorchester Der Wiener Staatsoper Ballett Der Wiener Staatsoper
Elevinnen Und Eleven Der Ballettschule Der Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor: Erich Binder
Video Direction: Ken Russell
Set And Costume Design: Carl Toms
Lighting Design: Robert Bryan
Choreography: Alphonse Poulin ...
Wagner, James Levin: Tristan Und Isolde (2 DVD)
01. Opening Credits
02. Einleitung / Prelude
03. «Westwarts Schweift Der Blick» (Ein Junger Seemann, Isolde, Brangene)
04. «Frisch Weht Der Wind Der Heimat Zu» (Ein Junger Seemann, Isolde, Brangane, Kurwenal, Tristan, Chor)
05. «Wehe, Ach Wehe! Dies Zu Dulden!» (Brangane, Isolde, Chor)
06. «Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen! Frisch Und Froh!» (Kurwenal, Isolde, Brangane)
07. «Begehrt, Herrin, Was Ihr Wunscht» (Tristan, Isolde, Chor)
08. «Tristan! - Isolde! - Treuloser Holder!» (Isolde, Tristan, Chor, Brangane, Kurwenal)
09. Einleitung / Prelude
10. «Horst Du Sie Noch?» (Isolde, Brangane)
11. «Lsolde! Geliebte! - Tristan! Geliebter!» (Tristan, Isolde)
12. «0 Sink Hernieder, Nacht Der Liebe» (Tristan, Isolde)
13. «Einsam Wachend In Der Nacht» (Brangane)
14. «Lausch, Geliebter! - Lass Mich Sterben!» (Isolde, Tristan)
15. «Doch Unsre Liebe, Heisst Sie Nicht Tristan Und - Lsolde?» (Isolde, Tristan)
16. «So Starben Wir, Um Ungetrennt» (Tristan, Isolde, Brangene)
17. «Rette Dich, Tnstan!» (Kurwenal, Tristan, Melot)
18. «Tatest Du's Wirklich? Wahnst Du Das?» (Marke, Tristan)
19. «Konig, Das Kann Ich Dir Nicht Sagen» (Tristan, Isolde, Melot)
02. (Massig Langsam)
03. (Englischhorn-Solo / Solo De Cor Anglais)
04. «Kurwenal! He! Sag, Kurwenal!» (Ein Hirt, Kurwenal, Tristan)
05. «Hei Nun! Wie Du Kamst?» (Kurwenal, Tristan)
06. «Noch Losch Das Licht Nicht Aus» (Tristan, Kurwenal)
07. «Noch Ist Kein Schiff Zu Sehnkc (Kurwenal, Tristan)
08. «Bist Du Nun Tot? Lebst Du Noch?» (Kurwenal, Tristan)
09. «0 Diese Sonne! Ha, Dieser Tag!» (Tristan, Isolde)
10. «Ha! Ich Bin's, Ich Bin's, Sussester Freund!» (Isolde)
11. «Kurwenal! Ног! Ein Zweites Schiff» (Ein Hirt, Kurwenal, Der Steuermann, Brangane, Melot, Marke)
12. «Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lachelt» (Isolde) ...
Mozart, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (2 DVD)
Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Fest-wochen and Brussels' Theatre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the Entfuhrung is fully on the level of Mozart's Da Ponte operas and Zauberfldte. In the harmony of staging and music, this is one of the most impressive Mozart performances Vienna has offered in a long time... Breaking with tradition, it seeks to fulfil his intentions as closely as possible."
Opera In Three Acts
- Selim - Hilmar Thate
- Belmonte - Kurt Streit
- Konstanze - Aga Winska
- Blonde - Elzbieta Szmytka
- Pedrillo - Wileried Gahmlich
- Osmin - Artur Korn...
Rossini, Maurizio Benini: La Cenerentola (2 DVD)
When the opera begins, the impoverished Don Magnifico, Baron of Mountflagon, is on the verge of social and financial ruin. The only solution is for his daughters to find rich husbands. Years ago, when he still had some money, he married a widow who already had a little girl: Angelina. The baroness bore her new husband two more daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Since their mother's death the kindhearted Angelina has had a hard time at the hands of her vain and haughty half-sisters and her stepfather, who joins his own daughters in all the petty humiliations they deal out to Angelina. Nicknamed Cenerentola (Cinderella), and forced to do the most menial housework, Angelina bears it all with patience.
Not far from Don Magnifico's house is the castle of the young and wealthy prince Ramirо. The prince wants a bride, and has chosen an odd way to find one, sending out his tutor, the philosopher Alidoro, all over his domains to look for a suitable girl. He and his valet Dandini follow up Alidoro's leads but, in order to test the qualities of the bridal candidates more conclusively, they pretend that the prince is the servant and the servant the prince.
Libretto By Jacopo Ferretti, After Charles Perrault's Cendrillon / And Librettos By Charles Guillaume Etienne And Francesco Fiorini
Don Ramiro - Lawrence Brownlee
Dandini - Simone Alberghini
Don Magnifico - Alessandro Corbelli
Clorinda - Rachelle Durkin
Tube - Patricia Risley
Angelina, Known As Cenerentola - Elina Garanca
Alidoro - John Relyea
Conductor - Maurizio Benini
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus...
Rossini: Guillaume Tell (Blu-ray)
Ребека Марина, Никола Алаймо («Michele Mariotti, Rossini: Matilde Di Shabran, Neapolitan Version, 1821»), Хуан Диего Флорес («Bellini: La Sonnambula Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: Bellini's La sonnambula») в спектакле Грэма Викерса «Guillaume Tell»
For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Florez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and "mast part with seemingly effortless perfection" (Die Presse). "Grand, cinematic opera in widescreen and surround sound" wrote Die Welt of Graham Vic production of Rossini's last opera, given uncut in its original French version .complete with the often-omitted ballet music. The William Tell legend of and political intrigue in 14th-century Switzerland is interpreted by Vick as a timeless class conflict with dramatic and unforgettabie images. A «perfect cast» is conducted with "verve and intensity" (Opera Today) by the brilliant young Italian Michele Mariotti....
Fabio Luisi, Verdi: Macbeth (2 DVD)
«One of the greatest triumphs in recent Met history» (Wall Street Journal), Anna netrebko's Lady Macbeth «is causing a sensation» (New York Times), a performance «so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness» (New York Observer). With Zeljko Lucic's «highly charged» Macbeth, Rene Pape's «gravely dignified» Banquo, Jo9seph Calleja's «ardent» Macduff and conductor Fabio Luisi «leading a distinguished and authoritative performance» of former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble's grimly powerful production» (New York Times)....