Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bernstein in Vienna - Beethoven The Ninth Symphony in D Minor|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
"To play Beethoven?s music is to give oneself over completely to the child-spirit which lived in that grim, awkward, violent man. Without that utter submission it is impossible to play the Adagio of the Ninth. Or, Heaven... more »
Really bad A/V quality
Kuan Kung Lin | Taiwan | 10/29/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a documentary collector.This is the worst concert recording that I have ever seen. I even thought I got a vcd for this.The video and audio quality is far way below you expected and I can't even "enjoy" this for 2 minutes longer."
A great performance
Col William Russell | Springfield, VA | 08/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe the stupid "review" below! This must be from some kid only into new digital picture, never mind the performance. Ignore him! This performance is one of the great performances of Beethoven's ninth. As part of the Beethoven bicentennial performances of 1970, of course the video lacks the absolute clarity of a modern digital recording. But no conductor today can hold a candle to Bernstein, one of the last great conductors. The orchestra is still one of the best and the soloists were the best of 1970 and far better than any today (including Domingo who still performs but not with the freshness here).
Bottom line - get this one and the Beethoven 9th with Bernstein in Berlin on Christmas day 1989 when the infamous Wall came down. These are how Beethoven should be conducted. Get them while they're still available as no performance these days comes anywhere near the power and intensity of these DVDs."