Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews



 
See latest reviews of other albums...

George Dorris
Ballet Review, April 2011

In Siddartha Angelin Preljocaj undertakes to show how Prince Siddartha becomes the Buddha through increasing renunciation, leaving behind his wife, kingdom, and all earthly pleasures to relieve mankind from suffering. The action develops through a series of semi-abstract scenes, with Enlightenment embodied in a ballerina, and the supporting characters often move in unison. The movement vocabulary is modern, but the Paris Opera dancers rise splendidly to the occasion. At ninety-three minutes, it’s a marathon for Nicolas Le Riche, who’s onstage for much of it in a virtuoso performance recalling Edward Villella’s in Watermill. Bruno Montovani has written a suitably big modern score to support it all. The film of this ambitious work, made at the 2010 premiere, however, too often focuses on details.






Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
6:57:48 AM, 26 November 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-208-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.