Rimsky-Korsakov, Igor Stravinsky: Return Of The Firebird
Return Of the Firebird presents dramatic re-creations of the original Ballets russes productions of The Firebird, Petrushka and Scheherazade, first seen in Paris almost a century ago. Russian ballet superstar Andris Liepa heads an all-star cast and directs these magical films, shot in Russia's famous Mosfilm studios.
Постановка знаменитых спектаклей-балетов на сцене Большого театра. Руководитель Андрис Лиепа. Балетмейстер - Александр Прокофьев. Участники: Виктор Еременко, Андрис Лиепа, Екатерина Лиепа и многие другие....
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...
Bizet, Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Carmen (Blu-ray)
Acclaim for the Met's new Carmen: "The production provides an ideal context for Garanca's nuanced, sexy and cagey portrayal... an unerring feel for the nuance and subtext of a phrase, and alluring sensuality. Don Jose remains one of Alagna's strongest...
Glinka, Valery Gergiev: Ruslan And Lyudmila (2 DVD)
Lyudmila - Anna Netrebko
Ruslan - Vladimir Ognovenko
Ratmir - Larissa Diadkova
Farlaf - Gennady Bezzubenkov
Gorislava - Galina Gorchakova
Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus and Ballet, St Petersburg
In association with San Francisco Opera
Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera in this spectacular 1995 production of Russia's first operatic masterpiece. Described by Tchaikovsky as "the Tsar of operas", Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila adapts Pushkin's comic epic drama, a magical mix of sorcery, knight errantry and romance.
"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......
The Doors: From The Outside
This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members - as has been told so many time before - but from the recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of those who knew the group and its members best.
Our panel is headed by a woman who was as close to Jim Morrison as anyone ever was; his widow Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Patricia has rarely spoken on film about her relationship with Jim, or about her own memories of The Doors. This is a once in a lifetime contribution from someone who knew just about everything that went on.
Next up is Billy James, the man who "discovered" Jim Morrison and an early incarnation of The Doors. Billy signed them to their first deal with Columbia Records, and gained the trust and respect of the entire group. Here he tells all about those very early days when The Doors were known only to a select few.
Richard Goldstein – ex-editor of Village Voice and close friend of the band is on hand too with his anecdote-heavy version of events, as is Mark Benno, the legendary blues musician whose searing guitar graced the L.A. Woman album.
The very finest Rock journalists and writers, and those who lived through and were affected by The Doors' music as it was being released also contribute to this most original documentary film. In this regard, we are joined by Robert Christgau, Johnny Rogan, Dave DiMartino, Ritchie Unterberger, Doug Sundling, and Jim Morrison’s biographer James Riordan.
The programme is further enhanced by the rarest footage of the band in existence, classic live and studio musical performances, seldom seen photographs, news clips, location shots and much more....
Wagner, James Levine: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Wotan, the chief of the gods, and Alberich, the lord of the Nibelungs, contended for dominion over the world. Wotan had the fortress Valhalla built for the gods' protection. The dwarf chose a different course, and acquired measureless might and wealth by a step the god would not have taken, for he gained the power to steal the gold guarded by the Rhine's daughters only by renouncing love. Now master of the "magic spell" inherent in the gold, he forged a "magic ring" for himself, while his brother Mime, the cunning smith, made him a cap of invisibility, the Tarnhelm. Having enslaved his fellow Nibelungs, he drove them to toil in the depths of the earth, mining its treasures which they piled up to enrich the lord of the underworld.
Siegfried - Siegfried Jerusalem
Mime - Heinz Zednik
Der Wanderer - James Morris
Alberich - Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner - Matti Salminen
Erda - Birgitta Svenden
Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens
Stimme des Waldvogels - Dawn Upshaw
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine...
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...
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 ...
Britten: Composer / Conductor / Pianist (7 DVD)