This could well be the most ambitious recording of any Mahler symphony - ever!
A once-in-a-generation classical event and an unforgettable night for the city of Caracas.
This truly unique account of Mahlers most extraordinary symphony is part of Gustavo Dudamels planned Mahler cycle, this time featuring BOTH orchestras with which he is most closely associated - the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - as well as immense vocal forces including a massed choir of young Venezuelan voices and a lineup of international soloists.
This stupendous, historic collaboration in Caracas cements the friendship and bond between the LA Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, who have both played acclaimed Mahler concerts with Maestro Dudamel in the US and in Venezuela.
The performance was seen in hundreds of theaters in the United States and Canada, as well as those in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. In Venezuela, it aired on the state television channel, Tves, to mass audiences.
This special DVD and Blu-Ray will be released to coincide with the Opening Concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra season in September 2012.
Extra Material: 17 minutes documentary on the DVD and Blu-Ray which gives a unique insight into this world-beating Mahler recording.
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Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra along with 6 powerful soloists perform the most beautiful Holiday melodies in this magical two-hour spectacular recorded in and around a winter wonderland setting: Andre's fabled castle in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The Modern Maestro presents 26 classics like the heartening Silent Night, Ave Maria and O Come All Ye Faithful, as well as unforgettable renditions of all-time favorites like Jingle Bells and Go Tell It On The Mountain. A highlight in the program is the premier of Andre Rieu's own composition December Lights, sure to become an instant holiday classic. Witness a dream come true for a little ballerina who dances for Andre and his guests in front of the magnificent castle backdrop; experience the intimate feeling of being at home with Andre for Christmas; and take an unforgettable sleigh ride through a Christmas wonderland. Home For The Holidays is a delight for fans of Andre Rieu, a stunning spectacle of classical music, and a feast of festive entertainment for the whole family.
His unparalleled brand of heartland rock makes him forever 'The Boss', his electric live shows have won over legions of fans worldwide and earned him 20 Grammys. Features one of the last interviews given by Springteen's close friend and E-Street Band member.
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Brand: VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT
On July 5th, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. The Doors were performing on the back of their 3rd album release Waiting For The Sun and the US No.1 single Hello, I Love You. They had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were on absolute peak form. Now for the first time the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it's ever been seen before, with 2 previously unreleased tracks (Hello, I Love You & THE WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (aka just Texas Radio And The Big Beat) returned to the running order and with sound newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This is now the definitive edition of this famous performance. / Bonus Features: Over an hour of new bonus material including Echoes From The Bowl, The Doors route to the Hollywood Bowl, You Had To Be There, memories of The Doors performance at the Bowl, Reworking The Doors, an in-depth look at how the film was restored, and three bonus performances: Wild Child from The Smothers Brothers Show in 1968, Light My Fire from The Jonathan Winters Show in Dec 1967 and a version of Van Morrison's Gloria with specially created visuals. / Line-up: Jim Morrison (vocals), John Densmore (drums), Robby Krieger (guitars), Ray Manzarek (keyboards) / Track Listing: 1) Show...
Disc: 1 1. Mylo Xyloto (Live) 2. Hurts Like Heaven (Live) 3. In My Place (Live) 4. Major Minus (Live) 5. Yellow (Live) 6. Violet Hill * DVD only (Live) 7. God put a mile upon your face (Live) 8. Princess of China (Live) 9. Up In Flames (Live) 10. Viva La Vida (Live) 11. Charlie Brown (Live) 12. Paradise (Live) 13. Us Against The World (Live) 14. Clocks (Live) 15. Fix You (Live) 16. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Live) Disc: 2
Blu-Ray pressing. Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico was filmed during Yanni's two concerts in December 2011. The first artist to ever perform at this UNESCO Heritage Site, Yanni fulfilled a 20 year dream to play at the beautiful and historic 16th -century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan-a spectacular setting for this live concert. For two sold-out audiences, Yanni and his world-renowned orchestra performed an inspired set of favorites from throughout his career including "Felista," "Voyage," "Nightingale," "The End of August," and more.
John Adams: Nixon in China (The Metropolitan Opera HD Live) (DVD+Blu-Ray)
Nonesuch Records presents the Metropolitan Opera s performance of John Adams Nixon in China, with the composer conducting, on Blu-ray and DVD together in one package. The Met s production, staged by Adams longtime collaborator Peter Sellars, stars James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, a role he created at the opera s world premiere in 1987 and has since performed at international leading opera houses, including the English National Opera, Netherlands Opera, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Nixon in China was recorded and broadcast live in movie theaters around the world as part of The Met: Live in HD on February 12, 2011 10 days after the opera received its Met premiere.
Manufacturer: Glassnote Records
Brand: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC)
The English folk rock band captured live in performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in summer 2012. As well as footage of the concert itself the journey of the band to Red Rocks is explored, from their humble origins in the West London music scene to their ability to sell out the spectacular 10,000 capacity open-air amphitheatre.
An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: J&R Adventures
Like you ve never seen him before.As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world s greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational, and his latest project, the live acoustic 2-disc CD/DVD/Blu-ray Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (J&R Adventures) captures the magnetism and maturity Bonamassa showcases as an artist. Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, to be released in March 2013, was recorded at the historic Vienna Opera House last July during a very special two-week long unplugged tour, played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows. Varying from his predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and very special show fans had been waiting years to experience.Produced by long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley, Joe is supported on his vintage acoustic instruments by an eclectic assortment of craftsmen from around the globe. They include: Gerry O Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler from many generations of Irish music, on Irish fiddle, mandolin, and Irish banjo; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester will play the Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle; Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, whose extensive recording career focuses on orga...