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Orff: Carmina Burana / Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic [blu-ray]

Orff / Rattle / Matthews / Brownlee
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2053674  
Composer:  Carl OrffLudwig van BeethovenGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sally MatthewsLawrence BrownleeChristian Gerhaher
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Knabenchor des Staats- und Domchores Berlin
(chorus master: Kai-Uwe Jirka)
Berlin Radio Chorus
(chorus master: Simon Halsey)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin, 31 December 2004

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese
Running time: 89 mins
Read more No. of Discs: 1 (BD 25) Read less

Works on This Recording

Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Sally Matthews (Soprano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent performance; disappointing Blu-Ray April 2, 2014 By isaac Segal (Cherry Hill, NJ) See All My Reviews "This is a fine Carmina, with especially notable soloists, so I have no quarrel with the musical content. If only the technical quality were as good. Hence the three stars. One of the things that have made me a fan of the Blu-Ray format has been not just the improved video (which I expected), but the depth and detail of the audio (which I found even more impressive). So it was a bit of a disappointment to find that the Blu-Ray version of this recording is not in any kind of five-channel surround format, but only in good old-fashioned PCM stereo. At a time when much older recordings are routinely remastered to take full advantage of newer audio technology, it's surprising to see that EuroArts hasn't done the same. The video, as well, doesn't live up to expectations, and in an odd way. While some of the shots might look like HD, others appear no sharper than a standard DVD. If you're a fan of the Orff, I'd certainly recommend getting this version—but only in DVD. From what I could see and hear, there's nothing in the Blu-Ray to justify the added cost." Report Abuse
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