Twelve cellists from the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate the group's 40th anniversary with a stellar and varied concert program, ably abetted by soprano Annette Dasch and trumpeter Till Bronner. Sonics and visuals are stunning and a documentary on the group's history adds further interest to a superb release from EuroArts
EuroArts delivers an historically significant performance featuring the return of legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache to his former orchestra. What follows is a mesmerizing Bruckner Symphony No. 7, limited only by 20-year old video and sound quality.
Joaquin Achucarro, the reigning dean of Spanish pianists, presents two programs of mostly Spanish keyboard music, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, supported by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra led by Sir Simon Rattle, and a solo recital of impressionist Spanish and French pieces. The pianism is consistently at a high level with the visual and audio recording being much better in the recital section than the orchestral one.
Sir Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic through a gala New Year's Eve concert of 19th century Russian music. This superb concert video highlights a world class orchestra playing much-loved symphonic selections in a visually arresting setting.
A buttoned-up remake of the classic 'Black Narcissus' in the form of a 3-episode series that portrays the physical and emotional struggle of English nuns to establish a school in a remote palace in the Himalayas.