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Leaving Home: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 5—The American Way
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor. Wayne Marshall, piano. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Simon Rattle, conductor.
Studio: Arthaus Musik.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 807280204193.  Daedalus Item Code: 25794
 
The focus of this DVD is American composers who also drew from the music of the past and from other cultures. Jazz, military bands, country dances, German Expressionism, and minimalism all contribute ... (Read More)
 
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Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Mario Del Monaco, Gabriella Tucci, Aldo Protti & others. The NHK Symphony Orchestra & Italian Opera Chorus. Giuseppe Morelli, conductor.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948442196.  Daedalus Item Code: 35864
 
This live 1961 performance of Leoncavallo's verismo melodrama starred noted Italian singers in a Tokyo stage production , along with a Japanese symphony orchestra and chorus.

"Soprano Gabriella ... (Read More)

 
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Lou Reed: Live at Montreux 2000
Lou Reed, guitar & vocals.
Studio: Eagle Eye Media.   Format: cutout DVD Full screen.
UPC: 801213911196.  Daedalus Item Code: 35890
 
Eight of the 16 songs in this hard-rocking, two-hour concert were explorations of love found and lost from the late singer/songwriter's Ecstasy album. He's supported ably by his long-time band ... (Read More)
 
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Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-Garde
Stockard Channing, narrator. Mel Stuart, director.
Studio: Fox Lorber.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 720917304120.  Daedalus Item Code: 35818
 
Shown as part of the PBS American Masters series, this 1997 profile of Man Ray (who grew up in Brooklyn as Emmanuel Radnitzky) includes candid films shot by the artist, clips of rare ... (Read More)
 
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Mascagni: Cavalliera Rusticana
Giulietta Simionato, Angelo Lo Forese, Attilio d'Orazi & others. The NHK Symphony Orchestra & Italian Opera Chorus. Giuseppe Morelli, conductor.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948442295.  Daedalus Item Code: 35865
 
An immensely popular and prodigiously talented singer, Italian mezzo Giulietta Simionato, who died in 2010, was ideal for the role of Santuzza in Mascagni’s verismo masterpiece. This 1961 performance ... (Read More)
 
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Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years
Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Jon Hendricks, Sarah Vaughan & others.
Studio: Warner Bros..   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 085393649425.  Daedalus Item Code: 48413
 
The premier names in jazz have appeared at Monterey over the last four decades, and a bevy of them—including Ella, Louis, Dizzy, Sarah, Monk, and Lady Day—appear in this priceless documentary. Hosted ... (Read More)
 
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Mozart: Die Zauberflote
Walter Berry, Pilar Lorengar, Roberta Peters & others. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Chorus of the Vienna State Opera. Istvan Kertesz, conductor.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948452096.  Daedalus Item Code: 35863
 
Among this treasurable performance's many assets are seasoned Metropolitan Opera soprano Roberta Peters as a commanding Queen of the Night; Spanish soprano Pilar Lorengar, long admired in Vienna and ... (Read More)
 
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National Theatre 50
Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Alan Bennett, Ian McKellen & others.
Studio: BBC.   Format: 2 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 5060304511195.  Daedalus Item Code: 48336
 
In a five-star review, the Daily Telegraph remarked that the live broadcast of The National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage featured "a who's who of British theatre," while the ... (Read More)
 
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Pilar Lorengar: In Recital
Pilar Lorengar, soprano. Miguel Zanetti, piano.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948447696.  Daedalus Item Code: 26008
 
Spanish soprano Pilar Lorengar (1928–1996) graced the world’s operatic stages with her bright, gleaming voice and captivating presence in a wide variety of roles, particularly the heroines of Mozart, ... (Read More)
 
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The Private Life of a Masterpiece—Masterpieces of Sculpture
Samuel West, narrator.
Studio: BBC.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 794051408624.  Daedalus Item Code: 35368
 
This award-winning series reveals the full and fascinating stories behind famous works of art. It describes not just how they came to be created, but also how they influenced others and came to have ... (Read More)
 
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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Jyry Panko & others. Leonid Lavrovsky, choreographer.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948444596.  Daedalus Item Code: 48060
 
Ekaterina Maximova is one of the few ballerinas who, in their artistic maturity, can capture the ebullience of a 13-year-old in love. Her Juliet is an astonishing accomplishment, magnificently danced ... (Read More)
 
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Ravi Shankar: Raga Bihag
Ravi Shankar, sitar. Alla Raka, tabla. Kamala Chakravarty, tamboura.
Studio: Hudson Street.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 030309996193.  Daedalus Item Code: 48497
 
This live concert by legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar comes from the early years of his career. By mingling with such Western musicians as the Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin, Shankar exposed the world ... (Read More)
 
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