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|Vaclav Talich Dvorak Slavonic Dances - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra|
Actor: Antonin Dvorák
Genres: Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
Excellent Biography With Good Photography But Rather Poorly
BLee | HK | 06/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is a 45 minutes or so documentary on the life of this great conductor mostly in colour. It covers his family as well as musical background: so he was once the concert master of Berlin Philharmonic under Nikisch. He was literally the father of the modern Czech Philharmonic but his fate turned and twisted first with the coming of the Nazism and then with Communism...
The Slavonic Dances were filmed, however, back in 1955. And even though the photography was more than acceptable, the recorded sound leaves much to be desired: only those with trained ears could enjoy his direct union with Dvorak here. For those who are not too acquainted with these pieces nor with Talich, it might be a good idea to go over his biography first before going to them. This way, the greatness and richness of these pieces and Talich's superb interpretation could perhaps come through more readily."