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James H. North
Fanfare, November 2014

Capalbo’s film will be of interest both to those who know Stravinsky’s history intimately and to those who have merely a general interest in the composer.

…the Blu-ray does add a bit more clarity to the old home movies and to the commercial Hollywood films. It…clarifies the sound noticeably. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Lynn René Bayley
Fanfare, November 2014

STRAVINSKY, I.: Stravinsky in Hollywood (Documentary) (NTSC) 716308
STRAVINSKY, I.: Stravinsky in Hollywood (Documentary) (Blu-ray, HD) 716404

Marco Capalbo, evidently understanding of and sympathetic towards his subject, went to great lengths to find and restore some astonishing footage…the blending of images is perfect, and adds rather than detracts from the ongoing narrative.

Overall…[this is] a fascinating documentary. Perhaps because of the density of its topic and the concentrated mode of its telling, it both moves well and seems a bit longer than 52 minutes. For devotees of Stravinsky…this video is indispensable. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Ian Lace
MusicWeb International, August 2014

This is a fascinating glimpse not only into the last years of one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated composers but also an instructive look into how film music works and doesn’t work. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review




John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, August 2014

Fascinating footage of Stravinsky’s later years in the U.S. and of Robert Craft at 90 and as a young man.

The most amazing thing about this documentary was all the footage that exists of Stravinsky—of himself at his home in Hollywood where he lived for three decades, and elsewhere traveling.

A most elucidating documentary on the Russian master. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review





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