Recording Date: 1989
Place of recording: Regensburg Cathedral
Running Time: 102 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
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“A filming sensitive to the extraordinary sonic configuration of Berlioz's vast score. Lewis is the expressive soloist under master Berlioz interpreter, Colin Davis. Unhelpful subtitles.”
“The spectacular setting of Regensburg Cathedral in Bavaria adds greatly to the impact of Sir Colin Davis's inspired performance of Berlioz's Grande Messe des morts. Davis gives a dedicated performance, rising brilliantly to the moments of drama - notably in the 'Tuba mirum' with its array of brass and timpani - but bringing out the fundamentally devotional quality of the work, too. Chorus and orchestra are superb... Unison passages have exceptional purity. In the Sanctus, tenor Keith Lewis, at his peak, is ideal. The DVD gives the option of seeing the Latin text as though on a gauze over the main picture.”
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