Nirvana: The Nirvana DVD Collectors Box (2 DVD)
When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994, he ensured his place in history and robbed a generation of their hero. Kurt Cobain has subsequently joined the ranks of firmly established music legends such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. This film traces the early life of Kurt, from growing up in small town Washington state, right up to his taste of superstardom prior to the release of the multi-platinum Nevermind album. This is the story of one of music's greatest icons, the troubled, short life of Kurt Cobain.
"Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of A Legend" covers the seldom recounted tale of this exceptionally gifted man's formative years. It documents his struggles throughout his childhood, and how this shaped him into the force that single-handedly created Grunge, breaking the boundaries of music forever. Packed with interviews with those who knew him best, this documentary film points the cameras where they have never previously preyed, finally giving Kurt the recognition he deserves.
- The complete and unauthorised biography of Kurt Cobain.
- Includes exclusive interviews with his grandfather Leland Cobain, ex-Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, revered Cobain biographer Charles R Cross, his ex-guardians the Schillingers and many others.
- Includes previously unseen photographs from private archives, rare film footage, and numerous examples of his artwork which he gave to close friends and relations
- DVD special features include extensive Kurt Cobain discography and digital fan quiz....
Verdi, James Levine: La Traviata
"Stratas not only sings magnificently but also looks the role... She is a screen presence as riveting to watch as to listen to... Having cast the film very close to perfection, Zeffirelli has staged it in a way that serves both the film and the grandeur...
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 ...
Borodin, Valery Gergiev: Prince Igor (2 DVD)
Prince Igor - Nikolai Putilin
Yaroslavna - Calina Corchakova
Vladimir - Yevgeny Akimov
Galitsky - Sergei Aleksashkin
Konchak - Vladimir Vaneev
Konchakovna - Olga Borodina...
Mozart, Wolfgang Sawallisch: Die Zauberflote
Opera In Two Acts Sarastro - Kurt Moll Konigin Der Nacht - Edita Gruberova Pamina - Lucia Popp Tamino - Francisco Araiza Papageno - Wolfgang Brendel Papagena - Gudrun Sieber Sprecher - Jan-Hendrik Rootering Monostatos - Norbert Orth...
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,...
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Kasper Bech Holten's spectacular Copenhagen production presents Wagner's epic Ring cycle as the drama of its heroine Brunnhilde. By setting each of the four operas in a pivotal decade of the twentieth century, her story becomes also a history of the modern age and of the ideologies and conflicts that tore it apart. In the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, the fearless hero Siegfried breaks free of the restrictions of his youth, and sets off in search of freedom, adventure and, ultimately, love.
Siegfried: Act 1-3
Siegfried - Stig Andersen
Mime - Bengl-Ola Morgny
Der Wanderer - James Johnson
Alberich - Sten Byriel
Fafner - Christian Christiansen
Erda - Susanne Resmark
Brunnhilde - Irene Theorin
Waldvogel - Gisela Stille
Royal Danish Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Schonwandt ...
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2 DVD)
Cilea's intoxicating opera is brought to new life on the Royal Opera House stage after a century's absence. Director David mcvicar's interpretation for The Royal Opera of this neglected masterpiece recreates the Comedie-Francaise in its heyday, the...
Pink Floyd: Meddle - A Classic Album Under Review
Following the departure of their founding father, Syd Barrett, in 1968, Pink Floyd were forced to reassess their position on the musical map. By the time Meddle was released in 1971 - the album Dave Gilmour considers "the start of the path forward' - the band were demonstrating an expert grasp of the new sonic territories they had been exploring. The mega-selling Dark Side Of The Moon, which followed Meddle, would arguably have sounded a whole lot different had it not been for its groundbreaking predecessor.
Pink Floyd - Meddle: A Classic Album Under Review offers a hitherto undocumented level of insight into the band during the build up, recording and aftermath of their most significant musical turning point. Via the use of performance footage, long forgotten photographs, contributions from friends and colleagues, review, criticism and insight from a panel of esteemed experts - and lots, lots more - this film delivers the long awaited critical review of a world class band at their creative peak.
Features Include: Live and studio performances from the Meddle era, reassessed by a panel of revered experts Obscure footage and unseen photographs Review, comment and criticism from; Pink Floyd producer and Beatles engineer, Norman Smith; Floyd's 1960s touring partner and Soft Machine bass player, Hugh Hopper; founding member of Yes, Pete Banks; Floyd author and rock writer, Mark Blake; Classic Rock magazine's Malcolm Dome; author and Mojo journalist, Mark Sturdy; ambient music expert, Mark Prendergast; Wire magazine's David Stubbs and many others Footage of and comment on Pink Floyd's musical influences at this pivotal point in their career...
Wagner, James Levine: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (7 DVD)