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Andrew Quint
Fanfare, September 2016

…there is no denying that Russell consistently presents striking images, and his understanding of the emotional content of the music he employs is spot-on. It is uncanny how frequently the tempo of Russell’s film editing seems to perfectly reflect the rhythmic impulse of the music. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Nicholas Sheffo
Fulvue Drive-in, July 2016

Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in a strong renditioning of the classic, so no lite music coverage here whatsoever. © 2016 Fulvue Drive-in Read complete review




John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, May 2016

This is surely one of the most-loved pieces of 20th-century music and one of the classic cinema images onscreen to a classical work. Ormandy and the Philadelphians are of course excellent, and the screen is filled with a mass of documentary material from Russell, some of it illustrating his strong convictions about the world at large.

A wonderful and very watchable tribute to the wild style of Ken Russell. © 2016 Audiophile Audition Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, May 2016

Ken Russell uses Holst’s Planets in a film criticizing the evolution that our world took during the last century. Some sequences might be outdated, yet the overall message is still topical. © 2016 Pizzicato



Kevin Filipski
The Flip Side, March 2016

Werner Herzog’s 1995 Gesualdo recounts the murderous life of a 16th century Italian composer; although more straightforward than usual, the grim material is weighty and bizarre enough to keep Herzog busy for an hour. © 2016 The Flip Side Read complete review





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