Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Brahms-Piano Quintet in F Minor Op34|
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
A chamber music masterpiece captured in HiRes 96kHz/24bit audio. Completely compatible with DVD-Video and DVD-Audio players, this disc features mixes from "stage" and "audience" mix perspectives, multiple camera angles, bi... more »
Boring and irritating
William Patry | Stamford, CT United States | 07/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because it is the only version of the Piano Quintet on DVD Audio. The video was a bonus, but I agree with the first reviewer that it is annoying; I turned it off right away: No one watches music that way.
The recorded sound is fine enough, but the performance, especially the piano, is deathly dull, bloodless. I only listened all the way through because I spent the money to buy it in the first place. You are much better off with the Rubinstein-Guaneri for much less money."
Great DVD if you don't mind the angles
Rod Saunders | Tulsa, Ok | 01/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a state of the art presentation for a music DVD. Audio and video quality are first rate. The performances are excellent. The only problem I had with it was the camera angles. You are given a choice between listening while 1) looking at a display of the name of the piece 2) watching the pianist 3) watching a Brady Bunch type layout of the string quartet. I found this totally annoying. I would have much preferred to watch from one or two angles in a concert type setting as opposed to what this DVD offers ... more of a video studio setting with 5 cameras on the musicians and no audience. The musicians aren't dressed formally and you constantly spot someone's arm or instrument darting in and out of the other musicians' frames. This came across as amateurish to me. If you're only interested in listening to a great presentation of this body of work then you'll probably enjoy the DVD. If you want to watch a DVD that makes you feel you're actually at the concert as I did you'll probably be somewhat disappointed."