Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake. Moscow Classical Ballet
Boasting many of russia's most talented young dancers, the Мoscow Сlassical Вallet brigs its celebrated swan lake to DVD for the very first time.
Queen Еlena Garcia Вenites; Рrince Siegfried Nikolay Chevychelov; Odette / odile Мarina Rzhailkova; Rothbard Мaxim Guerasimov.
Artistic directors Natalia Kasatkina, Vladimir Vasilev; TV director Ivan Vasilev.
Orchestra of Moscow Classical Ballet; Pavel Salnikov....
Depeche Mode: Rewind 30 Years At The Edge (2 DVD)
When four lads from London's home counties got together in 1980, sharing a love of David Bowie and all with a keen eye on the synthesiser sounds then just gaining ground in the UK via artists like Gary Numan and Ultravox, they could barely have envisaged the kind of impact they would have on the world music scene. But today Depeche Mode remain the most popular and successful electronic group ever, and have themselves influenced a huge array of groups and artists in so becoming - stand up Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Pet Shop Boys, Linkin Park and the creators of thousands of dance and techno records.
This 2DVD set celebrates the astonishing music and lengthy career of Depeche Mode by way of a stunning documentary film in which their extraordinary story is told in depth. Featuring an array of performance and studio footage of the band, numerous archive interviews with members past and present, contributions from those who know the group best - including Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby and OMD's Andy McCluskey - news reports, location shoots and seldom seen photographs, plus comment and review by th band's official biographer and the finest rock writers around. Throw into the mix some of the most outstanding music from the last three decades and the programme will prove a joy for the millions of Depeche Mode fans across the globe....
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....
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)
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,...
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...
Bizet, Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Carmen (2 DVD)
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...
Bizet, Antonio Pappano: Carmen
With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this new Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece. Carmen - Anna Caterina Antonacci Don Jose - Jonas Kaufmann Escamillo - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Micaela - Norah Amsellem...
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, James Levine: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (8 DVD)