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Appalachian Journey / Ma, Meyer, O'Connor
Appalachian Journey / Ma Meyer O'Connor
Actors: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2000     1hr 35min


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Actors: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Concerts, Classical
Studio: Sony
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/08/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Great Performance
Rod Saunders | Tulsa, Ok | 02/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They say you can't judge a book by its cover. I guess the same applies to videos. I didn't buy this video for a long time because the cover looked lame with the musicians outdoors. But the production here is first rate. Several professional camera shots are used and the audio is quality. O'Connor, Meyer, and Ma play an assortment of traditional and original tunes from various musical genres in a virtuosic performance. Allison Kraus (vocal on Slumber My Darling and fiddle on Fisher's Hornpipe) and James Taylor (vocal and guitar on Hard Times Come Again No More) add to the performances to make this an exceptional DVD. Mixed in with the performance video at New York's beautiful Avery Fisher Hall are video clips of the musicians in interviews and in rehearsal. This comes across as a slick, PBS type production celebrating a fusion of classical and traditional American music. My favorite pieces are probably Shizoozy and Indecision - a bluesy piece written by Meyer that alternates between various themes and time signatures, although I enjoyed them all. Highly recommended."
This is spectacular music
Rod Saunders | 05/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have loved music with depth and feeling and here it is in all of its splendor. I never knew of Meyer or O'Connor but with Yo Yo Ma, they are spectacular. The music ranges from what is called traditional to texas fiddle music and near chamber but it is all difficult to play and well executed. I want to know if they ever do a concert in my area. I will go."
Appalachian Journey is wonderful listeneing and moving
Tyler | Seattle, WA United States | 09/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say,I would have never thought to watch this video except is was playing at work. How can you not fall in love with the wonderful music with stories told about the songs. It is a great mixture of up-beat and slow mellow music. "Hard Times Comes Again No More" is my favorte song off the video. Well worth it to watch on a rainy day or while you intertain guests."
Fabulous, spirited music!
Russ Moore | 04/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this CD first came out, I remembered the critics' luke warm reception and I passed on it. Three years later, I received "Appalachian Journey" as a gift. Wow! Perhaps I read the wrong reviews because this is a knockout. My children love it, too, and it has quickly become a CD that we play almost daily. I can't wait to listen to the follow-up CD!"