Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|David Garrett Live In Berlin|
Actor: David Garrett
Director: David Garrett
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Performed in concert at Berlin's exquisite Tempodrom Arena in January of 2009, this DVD showcases David Garrett's unique and wholly individual style which pays as much homage to Metallica as to Bach. This concert covers an... more »
PBS has played this and I was rivited
Western Lady | Fort Worth, TX | 08/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen this twice on PBS. They use it in their pledge drive, which is annoying because you do not want this music to stop while public television tries to get into your wallet. Here we have an all new approach to music. When Josh Groban hit the airwaves, I think someone decided to call him symphonic pop. I don't think anyone will be able to pin down what David Garrett performs. In the US, we are late comers to his talent. You can surf the net and read the news from across the world and David Garrett makes headlines. I don't know that anyone else could have me put on the "Summer" (Vivaldi) track and turn the volume way up. Just about everyone has heard "Dueling Banjos" (the Deliverance soundtrack), but they have never heard it like this. Everyone I've played it for, breaks into a big grin because it is such a fun sound. He also did justice to Michael Jackson in his rendition of "Smooth Criminal".
In Europe and Asia, this guy fills stadiums because his sound is powerful, beautiful, and enchanting. Who else has ever considered composing an album with everything from Vivaldi to Metallica? He has a website and I encourage folks to look it up. On the website you have the option for International or US and a media player will let you listen to this astounding young man.
It would be so very helpful if Amazon might tell us WHEN will this DVD be available?"
DVD is not CD
Margo | Fort Myers, FL USA | 12/26/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have checked for this DVD since viewing it in Nov. on PBS.
Amazon said at the time it was no longer available, mfgr not producing, whatever. I was really disappointed. I even chewed out my PBS station during its pledge drive for offering a DVD that was not being mfgd anymore! Then I bought the CD David Garrett and found almost all the cuts were taken from the PBS DVD. Now I see there is what, one copy of the DVD for $129 dollars?????? What's up with this? The CD and DVD have some different tracks, but for the most part, the CD plays like the DVD.
The TV programme was wonderful; Garrett is like no one you will ever see/hear on the violin except perhaps his teacher, Isak Perlman. Garrett will certainly pick up some younger fans here. He is energetic, dressed down (depite the cover), and plays the violin like some rock and roll bass guitarists.
My advice: skip this DVD, at least until the price comes down, and pick up three or four of his other CDs. I don't particularly like Free, it wasn't produced very well, but the earlier ones on DeutcheGrammaphone are wonderful. I also just purchased the Romance CD.
I gave this item three stars, not because of what's in the package, but because it is too expensive, especially since, at this writing, you can't get it anyway."
Cross-over Appeal to the Max
Grant Harrison | Salisbury, NC | 09/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would rate David Garrett's performance in the Live in Berlin Concert as a combination of virtuosity and simplicity. I am glad to have found out about this artist and look forward to getting a copy of the DVD. I rate it a five stars out of five.
Much success and God's blessings to you, Mr. Garrett.
Dr. Grant Harrison, Jr.
412 Candlewick Drive
Salisbury, NC 28147
Leni L. Smart | TEMPLETON, MA, US | 01/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I did not know David Garrett existed until I saw him on PBS in December 2009. I was immediately enthralled by the music but also by his charisma. If you check out the interviews on YouTube you will quickly understand that he doesn't like the "charisma" part -- he wants it to be about the music -- and it is, but a lot of the beauty of the presentation is David himself. He is juxtaposition in the flesh -- steel wool beard, long eye lashes, dimples and a smile that would cut through steel. The music is great, too! Innovative, toe-tapping and somehow very philosophical and deep while at the same time beautiful and exciting. It is an interesting mix of historical, sexy, classical and rock all at once -- simultaneously.
For those of you who want the DVD of "Live in Berlin" and are frustrated that it is no longer available through the usual markets, try PBS. I believe they have exclusive rights to this now (though I am not 100% sure). PBS is using this as a fund-raiser, so to buy it through them you have to make a "donation" which is what I did, but worth every penny. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and am still. He is very special -- one of the world's bright lights. I hope he stays that way."