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Anne Shelley
Music Media Monthly, October 2012

…this film is a buffet of fascinating video clips and commentary that document classical music on television from its genesis to the present. From a single black-and-white camera in a high-culture concert hall to a flash-mob opera shot in the Zurich train station and streamed online, this film tells the captivating story of classical music in television broadcasts over the past 60 years. Highly recommended. © 2012 Music Media Monthly Read complete review



Frank Behrens
Art Times, October 2012

“Music in the Air” is the title of a 1932 musical by Jerome Kern. It is also the title of a wonderful ArtHaus Musik DVD that is subtitled “A History of Classical Music on Television, a film by Reiner E. Moritz.”

There is simply no room to list here all the artists, conductors, and others that appear only too briefly as the narration unfolds. There are also shots of a Swedish “La Traviata” performed in a train station! Mind boggling, at the least. Now and then, some musician waxes eloquent on matters musical, using all sorts of abstract nouns… © 2012 Art Times Read complete review




John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, August 2012

This excellent European documentary surveys how television has presented classical music over the years…

…with the best visuals, including many closeups, excellent hi-res surround sound, interesting intermission features, and a much lower price than any live opera performance, the video opera presentations are fabulous for opera lovers. © 2012 Audiophile Audiotion Read complete review






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