This is the ultimate Tribute concert featuring Larry Coryell, Stanley Clarke, Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin, Ricky Lee Jones and others. Recorded live 1992 at Expo for spanish television. Tony Hollingsworth is no man for unfinished business. The experienced promoter organised the Mandela concerts (1988 and 1990, London), The Wall (1990, Berlin), and this unique concert series called Guitar Legends, held in 1991 prior to the Expo 92 in Seville, Spain. Live recordings from the 1991 expo have now been compiled into a fitting tribute to the late Jazz Star Miles Davis.
Lenny Kravitz has walked the musical line between Black and White America ever since 1989, when he cannily crafted his persona through strands of Prince, Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, John Lennon, and Jimi Hendrix. Kravitz has never been shy about his colorblindness but the very title of Black and White America suggests that he may finally be getting political, something he’s avoided outside of the occasional free love platitude. Naturally, this isn’t quite the case.
It's a thrill to see this live concert, as this is Karajan's only filmed Don Juan and Pines of Rome, and the only Pines of Rome that we have in digital. It's also interesting to see a film from a different hall than the usual Philharmonie or the Musikverein.
Herbert Von Karajan - His Legacy for Home Video: Verdi Requiem presents Von Karajan performing Verdi's "Messa Da Requiem with the Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra in 1984 at the Grosser Musikvereinssaal in Vienna. Featured performers include Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Agnes Baltsa.
Herbert Von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in this 1984 live concert film which includes performances of Richard Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration" and "Metamorphoses."
The orchestra's sound is fabulous, and the photography, typical great coordinated effort to emphasize the inner works of this great ensemble. A good buy !
This DVD captures concert performances from the mid-80s of La Mer, Afternoon of a Faun, and the 2nd Suite from Daphne and Chloe. These are wonderfully sensual pieces that von Karajan had recorded several times before and the DVD really captures some great performances. If you like these pieces, this is definitely a DVD to own.
I consider this the best of all of Karajan's films. In the grand finale, the Great Gate of Kiev, you see a perfect example of Karajan's control of a climax, as he holds back the orchestra at the beginning of this mighty segment, and only unleashes them at the very end.
The march movement in this film is one of the highlights of the entire Telemondial series, as brilliant in its editing as is the 1st movement of Beethoven's Fifth, or the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Ninth.