A true celebration is to welcome the New Year with one of the best orchestras in the world. The Gala from Berlin 2003 presents the outstanding Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with works by Maurice Ravel (“Pavane pour une infante défunte”; “La Valse”; Daphnis et Chloé, Suite Nr. 2) and Songs by George Gershwin.
Vocal soloist of this evening is the fabulous Jazz diva Dianne Reeves.
Grammy Award-winner Dianne Reeves was born into a musically gifted family in Detroit. With her rich, expressive natural voice, her rhythmic
Grammy Award-winner Dianne Reeves was born into a musically gifted family in Detroit. With her rich, expressive natural voice, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease, she was clearly born of jazz.
Wonderful cross-over approach - an example of two musical worlds joined to truly entertain - at the highest level.
Picture format: NTSC - 16:9
Sounds formats: PCM Stereo, 5.1 Surround (non-native)
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 91 mins
German FSK: 0
“A curious hybrid. Easy-going Gershwin songs, accompanied by full orchestra, nestle amid the vibrant intensity of Ravel's distinctly unjazzy La Valse and Daphnis et Chloe.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ****