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21st - Century Bach - The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach - John Scott Whiteley

21st - Century Bach - The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach - John Scott Whiteley
ID: SIGDVD003
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Organ Collection

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Color mode: Colour
Screen Format: 16.9
DVD Format: DVD 9
Duration: 162 mins
Subtitles: none
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, Dolby Stereo
DDD - 24 bit digital recording

The indisputable master of Baroque music, Johann Sebastian Bach’s reputation is greater now than ever. Now his entire organ works are to be made available on DVD for the first time through the release of the highly-acclaimed BBC2 television series, 21st - Century Bach. Played by the organist of York Minster, John Scott Whiteley, one of the world’s most accomplished Bach interpreters. This disc includes some of Bach’s greatest organ works. Bonus features include interviews with Harvard University Professor Christoph Wolff, and commentaries by the performer.
21.00 eur Buy

Touch the Sound - From the Director of River with Tides, A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie , A Film by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Touch the Sound - From the Director of River with Tides, A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie , A Film by Thomas Riedelsheimer
ID: SIGDVD006
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Movies

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Color mode: Colour
Screen Format: 16.9
DVD Format: DVD 9
Duration: 98 mins
Subtitles: none
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, Dolby Stereo
DDD - 24 bit digital recording

"A mystical exploration of the sensory world as experienced by a renowned musician" (San Jose Mercury News), Touch the Sound passionately and delightfully shatters the way we think about sound. Gracefully guided by Grammy Award-winning percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who also happens to be deaf, this groundbreaking film opens the door to a world where sight, sound and touch magically converge to elevate our everyday sensory experiences.
21.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall, London

The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall, London
ID: SIGDVD005
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Choral Collection

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Color mode: Colour
Screen Format: 16.9
DVD Format: DVD 9
Duration: 62 mins
Subtitles: none
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, PCM stereo
DDD - 24 bit digital recording
General Subject : Performing Arts - Concerts, Vocals

The King's Singers celebrate their 40-year anniversary with a live BBC Proms performance from the Royal Albert Hall. This disc demonstrates the skill, flair and versatility you would come to expect from a King's Singers performance, sampling the besrt from their vast repertoire. The King's Singers have maintained their place at the apex of a cappella singing and are amongst the world's elite classical performers.

Following this concert The Daily telegraph said "every edge was bevelled smooth" and the Guardian described it as "flawlessly realised".
21.00 eur Buy

Peter Warlock - Some Little Joy - A Film By Tony Britten

Peter Warlock - Some Little Joy - A Film By Tony Britten
ID: SIGDVD002
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Songs

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Color mode: Colour
Screen Format: 16.9
DVD Format: DVD 5
Duration: 88 minutes
Subtitles: none
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, PCM stereo
DDD - 24 bit digital recording

A film about a man who, by his death at thirty six, had composed some of the most perfect gems of English songwriting and elevated hedonism to an art form.

The present day: Two prospective members of the eccentric Peter Warlock Society have arrived at the Antelope, an old fashioned pub in Eaton Terrace London. They are welcomed by members of the society, who introduce them to the story of Philip Heseltine - pen name Peter Warlock.

We go back to the bohemian world of mid twenties England, riotous episodes where Warlock and cronies such as composers Jack Moeran and Lord Berners mix with artists of the magnitude of Augustus John, and folk singer Harry Cox. Warlock’s relationships with women are explored with specific reference to his long time girlfriend Barbara Peache, his exotic ex-wife Puma and spiritual soul mate Winifred Baker. As the roaring twenties race towards their conclusion, Warlock realises that he has to make an attempt to settle down and accept the reality that despite his undoubted genius, the musical elite will never welcome him.

By 1930 he has largely ceased composing, and whilst remaining a monumental thorn in the side of the musical and literary establishment has ceased to be a creative force in his own right. As we come back to the present day the Chairman of the Peter Warlock Society describes Warlock’s suicide to the new recruits - a loose gas tap, an open verdict and the loss of an extraordinary figure who rivalled Purcell as a composer, Shaw as a critic and who elevated hedonism to an art form.

Shot on high definition entirely on location in England

About this title:
The curious career of English songwriter Peter Warlock (aka Philip Arnold Heseltine) serves as the subject of this musical biopic starring Mark Dexter as the composer who elevated hedonism to a virtual art form. Present day: As two prospective members of the Peter Warlock Society arrive at an Eaton terrace pub to discover the truth about the notorious songwriter, their thoughts drift back to 1920s-era England, where Warlock and his cronies mingled with such famed composers as Augustus John and Harry Cox. Juggling relationships with his ex-wife Puma, his girlfriend Barbara Peache, and his spiritual soul mate Winifred Baker, the talented outcast wrestles to with the depressing realization that he will never be accepted by the musical elite. By 1930 Warlock had all but quit composing, remaining a sizable thorn in the side of the musical and literary establishments despite ceasing to be a formidable creative force in his own right. Back in the present, the Chairman of the Peter Warlock Society impresses the new recruits by recalling the specifics of Warlock's tragic suicide in vivid detail. Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
21.00 eur Buy

Falstaff - In a new version by Tony Britten - Based on the opera by Verdi and Boito

Falstaff - In a new version by Tony Britten - Based on the opera by Verdi and Boito
ID: SIGDVD001
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Opera Collection

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Color mode: Colour.Dolby Surround AC-3 Sound; Qualiton Imports LTD.
Screen Format: 16.9
DVD Format: DVD 9
Duration: 118 mins
Subtitles: none
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, PCM stereo

John Falstaff - Ian Jervis, baritone
Alice Ford - Jan Hartley, soprano
Francis Ford QC - Julian Forsyth, baritone
Doctor Caius - Simon Butteriss, tenor
Bardolph - Daniel Gillingwater, tenor
Pistol - Simon Masterton Smith, bass
Mrs Quickly - Marilyn Cutts, contralto
Meg Page - Rosamund Shelley, mezzo-soprano
Nanetta Ford - Katie Lovell, soprano
Fenton - Andy Morton, tenor

Verdi’s timeless masterpiece brought up to date in a hilarious new English version, shot on and around a golf course.

At a golf club near Windsor, “Big John” Falstaff props up the bar at the nineteenth hole, (the member’s bar) which is where he is invariably to be found. He doesn’t actually play golf, because no-one wants to play with him - and anyway he’s probably too plump to make it beyond the first green. However he takes comfort in the fact that his bar bill is about to be settled, and all he has to do to achieve this extraordinary feat is to seduce the lovely Alice Ford, a task that he considers himself eminently qualified to undertake. As the big man blunders from one catastrophe to another and the plot races towards its uproarious conclusion, Tony Britten’s trademark wit and accessibility perfectly compliments Verdi’s glorious comedy.

Falstaff is an operatic commedia lirica in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV.
21.00 eur Buy

PEETER VÄHI - IN THE MYSTICAL LAND OF KAYDARA - An African initiation rite

PEETER VÄHI - IN THE MYSTICAL LAND OF KAYDARA - An African initiation rite
ID: ERP8817
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Movies
Subcollection: Choir and Orchestra

PAL
Screen format: 16:9
Stereo 2.0
Region: all
Total time: 62:32

− It was in the mysterious, distant country of Kaydara which no one can locate exactly nor tell us when or where the story took place. It was only a few years after the mountains had hardened, when the world-forces were just finishing carving out the river beds. Hesitating, Hammadi advanced to a large crossroads and stopped at the hour when a soft golden glimmering shone on the horizon like the aura that lights the One-Eyed King.

In the Mystical Land of Kaydara is an epic-like traditional tale of the Fulani or Fula people, who live in Mali, Senegal and some regions in Western Africa. This originally oral history was compiled and written down in the Fulani language by a Malian writer and ethnologist Amadou-Hampâté Bâ (1901-1991). The story of the land of Kaydara is in its essence a description of an initiation rite, a story of consecration − a person, who is deemed worthy gets to know something that others never will. His or her social status is elevated and he or she is given bigger power. But in order to prove their readiness and capability, they must undergo certain tests and trials. And so, three friends − Hammadi, Hamtudo and Demburu − start their journey towards the mystical land of Kaydara. It is a world of shadows ruled by the invisible Kaydara − the god of knowledge and gold (it is believed that the name Kaydara means ‘purpose’ or ‘end’). On this journey they encounter different symbols, but the only one who can notice and give important meaning to these symbols is Hammadi. He is also the only one of the three friends, who follows Kaydara's advice derived from the laws of nature and ancestors experience. Kaydara gives the friends a lot of gold for their journey. They are warned about the ambiguity of this gesture − the gold can bring them riches and well-being but it can also be a destructive force. Once again, Hammadi is the only one of the three friends who is able to maintain a clear head when faced against challenges, foreseeing that gold, when used wisely, can be helpful in acquiring new knowledge. And so he is blessed to live in happiness and contentment and becomes a great ruler without ever desiring it. Many of Peeter Vähi’s earlier works have been inspired by distant and exotic places. For example, the cantatas Supreme Silence andGreen Tārā are directly related to his repeated stays in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist monasteries; percussion concerto Call of Sacred Drums is a result of collaboration with Japanese taiko-drummers; the inspiration for Antartic Concerto is not hard to guess;Mary Magdalene Gospel, lasting more than an hour, was composed after visiting former Coptic churches in Ethiopia. Such is the case for this composition as well − the idea of the piece started growing on the expedition African Round, took the author through 27 African countries in 2012 and 2013. Therefore, Kaydara isn’t technically composed sitting behind a desk or a piano, but is rather Vähi's African experiences and impressions that have taken the form of music. Peeter Vähi doesn’t directly use Fulani folk tunes in this composition, but the exotic colouring is given by the Fulani language and African rhythms. In addition, the percussion arsenal of the symphony orchestra was complemented with various instruments that the composer brought with him from numerous trips to Africa.


Performers: Tanel Padar (narrator), Mati Turi (Demburu − tenor), Rauno Elp (Hammadi − baritone), Priit Volmer (Hamtudo − basso), Girls’ Choir Ellerhein (chorus master Ingrid Kõrvits and Ülle Sander), Estonian National Male Choir RAM (chorus master Rasmus Erismaa), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (concert master Arvo Leibur), conductor Mihhail Gerts
21.00 eur Buy

Olga Neuwirth - Music for films - Long Rain

Olga Neuwirth - Music for films - Long Rain
ID: KAI0012772
CDs: 2
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English, German
Color mode: Colour
Screen Format: 4:3 - ('Normal' TV), 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 5
Duration: 175 mins
Subtitles: none
Sound Format: Dolby 2.0 and 5.1

Georgette Dee: soprano Ensemble Modern, Soundforum Vienna: orchestra Flora & Olga Neuwirth: directors, actors Quaye Brothers: animation


The moving picture and all its artistic possibilities are dominant in Neuwirth's work. This DVD gives insight into her projects from 1991 to today, exploring a broad variety of work from animated films to music project The Long Rain. Soprano Georgette Dee, Ensemble Modern, and Soundforum Vienna are featured. Flora and Olga Neuwirth direct with animation by Quaye Brothers. Also included is music from Canon of Funny Phases, Durch Luft und Meer, Symphonie Diagonate, The Calligrapher, Miramondo Multiplo, Disenchanted Time, No More Secrets No More Lies, and Gefahr Bar.
24.00 eur Buy

Wagner - Richard Burton

Wagner - Richard Burton
ID: TPDVD157
CDs: 3
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Drama

Actors: Richard Burton, Laurence Oliver, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gállfi, Gemma Craven, Ekkehardt Schall, Richard Pasco, Marthe Keller, Gabriel Byrne, Franco Nero, Ronald Pickup, Corin Redgrave, Cyril Cusack, Prunella Scales, Andrew Cruickshank, Joan Greenwood, Liza Goddard, Bill Fraser, Arthur Lowe & Joan Plowright
Directed by Tony Palmer

Picture Format: Box set, Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC (0, All regions),
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 3
Rating: E (Exempt from Certification)
Studio: Koch Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
Run Time: 420 minutes (7hrs 46mins)


Tony Palmer’s epic film was made in 1982/3 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wagner’s death. Filmed in 200 locations throughout Europe, many where the actual historical events took place, with a team from 19 different countries, the entire production was completed in less than a year. Sadly Wagner was to be Richard Burton’s last major role, but the stellar cast - including Laurence Oliver, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gállfi, Gemma Craven, Ekkehardt Schall, Richard Pasco, Marthe Keller, Gabriel Byrne, Franco Nero, Ronald Pickup, Corin Redgrave, Cyril Cusack, Prunella Scales, Andrew Cruickshank, Joan Greenwood, Liza Goddard, Bill Fraser, Arthur Lowe, Joan Plowright, with composer Sir William Walton in a cameo role - assembled partly because of him.
Only now is the film being released on DVD as its director Tony Palmer wishes it to be viewed. Previously it’s been seen in badly edited versions and been made available on DVD (reproduced from poor-quality VHSs) with sub-standard pictures and sound. Finally, here is the restored presentation as it was originally edited by Tony Palmer in its complete 7 hours 46 minutes duration, issued in wide-screen, re-mastered in Hi-Definition. The music, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti with singers including Dame Gwyneth Jones and Peter Hofmann, has never sounded better, and the astonishing images of cameramen Vittorio Storaro and Nic Knowland have never looked better.
The script by Charles Wood remains a miracle of historical compression and accuracy, given that Wagner himself was an appalling fantasist and the truth often hard to ascertain.
And Richard Burton, who towers above the production, reminds us what a great actor he was. This is a fitting tribute to his - and to Wagner’s - genius.

Exhaustive TV biopic of the German composer with Richard Burton in the title role. Recognised early in his career for his groundbreaking talents, Wagner is feted by European society until his scandalous and radical political views force him into exile in Zurich. There he meets the young Nietzsche (Ronald Pickup), and has a major influence on the philosopher. At the same time, Wagner begins a scandalous relationship with the composer Liszt's illigitimate daughter. Reactionary, anti-semitic and obsessed with money, Wagner still goes on to prove himself as a major force in German and European culture after completing his epic 'Ring' cycle of operas.
35.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

 
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