John Adams is the living composer who is most widely performed today. This visually rich portrait of the composer by award-winning film maker Mark Kidel explores the influences that have shaped Adams's unique music, from minimalism to jazz and from the Indian raga to the European classical tradition.
Qui connaît encore l'histoire de la France ? On ne la raconte plus et on ne l'enseigne que par lambeaux. On l'accable bien souvent, sans entendre sa voix. …
This is a re-issue, in an improved version, of Christopher Nupens best-selling DVD previously released through Opus Arte it now appears on the Christopher Nupen Films label for the first time. As usual with Christopher Nupen DVDs, this one contains two films: the famous portrait film of Jacqueline du Prй which includes the complete Elgar cello Concerto in a performance which has become legendary and a performance film, The Ghost (Beethovens Trio Op. 70 No. 1) with Daniel Barenboim and Pinchas Zukerman; described by the French opera and film director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle as the most successful translation of musical performance onto the screen that he had ever seen. And, also as usual with Christopher Nupen films, these are lit, shot and edited in the style of cinema film, not television. The results are visually impressive and totally unlike what usually appears on television screens an important, defining characteristic of this DVD.
The present record contains the last performances by Vladimir Visotsky during his visit to Sofia. The spontaneity, the binding text between the songs and the whole atmosphere of the recording give us the chance to experience the pleasure of the direct contact with the poet, the actor, the musician and the person Vladimir Visotsky.