Sergiu Celibidache and Bruckner's Mass in F minor
In Rehearsal, A Film by Jan Schmidt-Garre
Munchner Philharmoniker, Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
Cast: Margaret Price, Doris Soffel, Peter Straka, Matthias Holle, Hans Sotin
Running Time: 60 min
Recording Date: 1993
Menu languages: PAL GB, D, F, SP / NTSC GB, JP, F, SP
Subtitle languages: PAL GB, F, SP / NTSC GB, JP, F, SP
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Sel. No. 100 250 PAL / 100 251 NTSC
This DVD offers something out of the ordinary: Sergiu Celibidache rehearsing and conducting Anton Bruckner's Grosse Messe no. 3 in F minor. Taking part are the world-famous soloists Maragaret Price (soprano), Doris Soffel (alto), Peter Straka (tenor), Mathias Holle and Hans Sotin (basses), the Munich Philharmonic Choir (rehearsed by Josef Schmidhuber), and of course 'Celi's' Munich Philharmonic players.
The sixty-minute film by Jan Schmidt-Garre records the process of rehearsing this magnificent work, from the first choir rehearsal with piano accompaniment onwards. We watch choir, orchestra and soloists gradually forming a harmonious whole, then accommodating the musical structure achieved in Munich to acoustic conditions in the St. Florian collegiate church; and finally there is the performance itself. During the rehearsals, and in conversations, 'Celi' describes his special relationship to Bruckner and his F-minor Messe.