Igor STRAVINSKY: Pètrouchka¹
Johannes BRAHMS: Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52²
From the Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart¹
From the Historischer Napoleon Saal in Regensburg²
Klavierduo Hans-Peter, Volker Stenzl
Gyula Rácz, Uwe Arlt
Neuer Kammerchor Regensburg, Kunibert Schäfer
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Running Time: 56 min
DVD 5/ NTSC
100 715 (NTSC)
How can you combine the Liebeslieder-Walzer (Love Songs) of Johannes Brahms
with Pétrouchka, Stravinsky's ballet music? Quite simple: you focus on
the inherently representational character of these pieces and create a synesthetic
conception, as producers Johannes Lederer and Gyula Rácz do on this DVD.
The music of Pétrouchka is illustrated, not as it usually is by ballet
dancers, but by the musicians and the music itself. The movements of the performers,
their piano- and drum-playing hands, the operating instruments, the hammers
striking the strings, the pedals and the sledges are one part of the visualisation.
In addition, there are colours and animations showing the precise musical development
of the composition, generated by a special computer program.
While Pétrouchka is visualized with technical elements, the realization
of Brahms' Liebeslieder-Walzer centers on nature and feeling. The lyrics and
the emotion of the music are presented with paintings, impressions of nature
and human portraits.