Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Glory of Spain - Music and Masterpieces from Madrid's El Prado Museum / Segovia de los Angeles de Larrocha|
Actors: Victoria de los Angeles, Andrés Segovia, Madrid Opera
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
VAI DVD 4325 Music and Masterpieces from Madrid?s El Prado Museum Andres Segovia, Victoria de Los Angeles, Alicia DeLarrocha. Music of Spanish composers. 50 min.
The Glory of Spain Well Captured
BLee | HK | 11/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You can't possibly miss out this one even though it only runs a bare 53 min.
Here each frame is a gem and and every note is overbrimming with music and the two are so well interwoven. In case you don't know who Segovia is, he is Casals to the cello (or even more) and we also have Larrocha playing in her sleeveless dress so that we could see the whole of her forearms. Her hands are so small and yet so agile and rhythmic, an overall more inspiring and exciting sight than even Pires. Of course, we also have Victoria de Los Angeles who sings as good as Bartoli, if not better. For viewers who like her singing, they may as well check out an EMI production featuring her.
And of course, there is also the great heritage in oils by El Greco and Goya and Velasquez. There are even some highly prefessional dancers and other musicians with period instruments and costumes illustrating the music as depicted in the oils.
Not to be missed by any music or art lover."
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John M. Heimerl | 08/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A lovely but, alas, incomplete selection of Spanish music, art and architecture. It was served up with gentle elegance. I loved it and now wish that I could find a disc about Spanish art and another about Spanish music.
With the accents involved I wish subtitles had been available."
The Glory of Spain - Music and Masterpieces from Madrid's El
Debra Ann Dargay | New Hope, MN | 12/11/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this as a "filler" or lesson for a sub if I needed something easy to prepare. I showed it to my Spanish 4 students recently and they rated it "OK" meaning it wasn't the worst thing in the world. I like the fact that they are introduced to Andrés Segovia. I have postcards of many of the works of art presented, so I can use those to enhance what they saw.
I am not enamored of it, but will use it in case of emergency."