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BERNSTEIN: Wonderful Town (excerpts) (PAL)


BERNSTEIN: Wonderful Town (excerpts) (PAL)

DVD Clip
Leonard Bernstein

Kim Criswell · Audra McDonald · Thomas Hampson
European Voices · Wayne Marshall, piano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle
, conductor
Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, 30 to 31 December 2002

Picture format: PAL 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Subtitles: English, German, French
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 76 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
  • In his first appearance in the Berlin Philharmonic’s New Years Eve’s Concerts, Simon Rattle conducts one of the most brilliant and entertaining scores of Leonard Bernstein: the musical comedy "Wonderful Town"

  • No conductor and no orchestra in the world attract more attention than Simon Rattle and his Berlin Philharmonic

  • They are joined here by Broadway stars Kim Criswell and Audra McDonald and by world-famous baritone Thomas Hampson in the leading parts

  • A great show full of dancing, choruses, fascinating light design and - above all - intoxicating music

  • The exuberant atmosphere of this event culminates in an overwhelming encore with the musicians and audience dancing through the hall - you will never have seen the Philharmonie like this

  • Brand new recording and state-of-the-art quality featuring 5.1 surround sound in Dolby Digital and DTS and widescreen 16:9 ratio

"A grandiose New Year’s Eve Concert. This firework of wit, charm and musicality [reveals] a new spirit in the Philharmonie" -- Berliner Zeitung
"In this hugely enjoyable new recording …, the contrasting voices of Audra McDonald - sweet, creamy and sexy as romantic Eileen - and Kim Criswell - raunchy, brassy … as the realistic Ruth - beguile the ear." -- The Sunday Times on the audio recording
"…it is exuberant show music, with an occasional bittersweet edge. That zest is brilliantly caught in Simon Rattle’s performance…" -- The Guardian on the audio recording

Bernstein, Leonard

Comden, Betty; Green, Adolph

Rattle, Simon

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

European Voices

Barrett, Brent; Criswell, Kim; Daymond, Karl; Hampson, Thomas; Marshall, Wayne; McDonald, Audra; Robinson, Timothy

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 2052299

Barcode: 880242522993

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Available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and South Africa

Physical Release: 06/2005

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