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Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies: Symphony No. 4 [Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim] Blu-ray Review

Daniel Barenboim leads a powerful rendition of Bruckner's popular Symphony No.4 from Berlin. A well recorded performance that delivers the full measure of romanticism.

John Cage: Journeys in Sound Blu-ray Review

John Cage was a 20th century phenomenon: a composer who broke through traditional barriers and created sounds that were far different from those of his predecessors. This Accentus documentary gives us a comprehensive picture of the man, the musician, and the iconoclast, through interviews and performances of his works.

Die Thomaner: A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig Blu-ray Review

Bach's own St. Thomas Boys Choir celebrating its 800th anniversary is the subject of this Accentus Music documentary. This insightful video is heartwarming and captured in a technically excellent recording.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Biller/Thomanerchor/Gewandhausorchester] Blu-ray Review

The Bach St. Matthew Passion is given an authentic performance, complete with boys' choir, in Bach's own church. Sight and sound are simply awe-inspiring in this Accentus Music 2012 recording.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 [Abbado/Lucerne Festival Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Claudio Abbado leads his Lucerne Festival Orchestra through a strong reading of Bruckner's sonorous and lengthy fifth symphony. Audio and video recording qualities are excellent.

The Philharmonics: Waltzes [Strauss/Schoenberg/Berg/Webern] Blu-ray Review

An afternoon in 19th century Vienna is evoked by this stellar chamber performance of beloved waltzes albeit given a 20th century turn by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.

A Concert for New York: Mahler Symphony No. 2 [Gilbert/New York Philharmonic] Blu-ray Review

A one-of-a-kind memorial concert for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Alan Gilbert leads the New Philharmonic Orchestra in a moving performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony.

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 [Chailly/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra] Blu-ray Review

Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony receives an extra-worldly performance by maestro Riccardo Chailly and his Leipzig Gewandhausorchester. Soloists Oelze and Connolly are marvelous as is the entire audio and video proceedings captured at this international Mahler festival

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