Christian Thielemann has crafted a performance that places him among the best interpreters of this work, such as Maazel, Furtwängler, Karajan, Klemperer...
Christian Thielemann is the most gifted German conductor.” Financial Times
“Under Christian Thielemann´s guidance, the Munich Philharmonic sounds terrific.” New York Times
Running Time 83 minutes
Picture 16:9, colour
Sound PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Packaging NTSC: Amaray 1 DVD
Booklet English, German, French
“it's a performance of great warmth, dignity and impressive power. Much of the visual interest is provided by the batonless Christian Thielemann, using his eyes and large, eloquent hands, almost literally shaping the music into a truly impressive edifice...[His] tempos are stately but never drag...and he has infused his performers with passion.”
“tempi are as expansive as you might expect, but Thielemann is too experienced a master of sustaining a line to let solemnity drag into torpor. He has at his disposal superbly drilled, well-modulated, semi-professional radio choirs...Most fascinating to me is Christine Schafer, who in voice and even appearance becomes a Karajan soprano of the late '60s/early '70s.”
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