Sergey Sh.

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Art of Conducting-..Golden Era [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Various Artists (Collections)
Art of Conducting-..Golden Era [Import] DVD ~ Various Artists (Collections)
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare video documents, March 28 2003
This two-hours DVD is a continue to "The Art of Conducting - Great Conductors of the Past" issued by Teldec some years before. To be compared it contains less interviews and more long video excerpts including some full performances such as R.Strauss by Furtwangler, Weber by Mengelberg and J.Strauss by Kleiber.
Also Celibidache and Mravinsky excerpts are informative and interesting.
Karajan, Cluytens,Talich, Scherchen are presented by very small excerpts and it is more marketing for label than information.
Prince Igor ~ A. Borodin
Prince Igor ~ A. Borodin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, Feb. 28 2003
This excellent recording won Grand Prix Du Disc in 1953 and has no rivals till now as I think.
Pirogov, Reizen, Ivanov, Lemeshev all are at top of their vocal and artistic form. Inspired conducting by Melik-Pashsaev is among his best achievments on record.
Excellent sound quality (for 1950s). The third act is omitted and the forth act is presented partially in accordance with old tradition of this opera performance.
Herbert Von Karajan: A Portrait [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Karajan
5.0 out of 5 stars A portrait and bonus CD, Feb. 28 2003
This 55 minutes DVD is a portrait or is just a portrait. It comprises of brief interviews by Christa Ludwig, Mutter, Glotz, Weissenberg and some soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker who had intense work with Karajan for many years. These interviews are accompanied by photos and a number of video fragments presenting Karajan as conductor, director, public and private person.
There is an excellent bonus CD included in this package. It contains 3 early Karajan studio recordings of 1940s with Concertgebouw orchestra:
Brahms 1 symphony, Strauss Don Juan and Salome's Dance.