(2-DVD Box Set)
GUSTAV HOLST – The Planets
This lavish visualisation of Gustav Holst’s orchestral masterpiece The Planets and Colin Matthews’ additional movement Pluto, the Renewer features spectacular images which enhance the symbolic meaning attributed to each planet by the composer. Directed by Rhodri Huw, this memorable audiovisual experience enthralled a massive TV audience with a spellbinding blend of images filmed in many locations around the world (including New Mexico, Arizona and Scandinavia), computer graphics, animatronics and a splendidly atmospheric performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
David Atherton, conductor
EDWARD ELGAR – Enigma Variations
A Hidden Portrait and A complete performance of the Enigma Variations.
In an acclaimed BBC drama-documentary filmed in the rolling Malvern Hills, Sir Andrew Davis unravels the mystery of the famous musical puzzle contained in Elgar’s seminal work.
A landmark performance of the complete work by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, given in the cathedral in Elgar’s home town of Worcester, is recorded in beautiful 5.1 surround sound.
‘A masterpiece in every way.’ — Andrew Davis
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor
Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 (all) + DTS Digital Surround (Elgar)
Region code: 0
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian (Elgar)
Running time: 144 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)