From The Royal Alcázar PalaceISSAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909) — Sevilla (Sevillanas) from Suite Española, Op.47 (arr. John Williams)JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) — Prelude from Lute Suite No. 4 in E Major DOMENICO SCARLATTI (16... more »85-1757)
Sonata in D Minor, K 213 (arr. John WilliamsANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Concerto in D Major for Lute, 2 Violins and Basso continuo, RV93, I. Allegro giusto ? II. Largo ? III. Allegro YUQUIJIRO YOCOH (1925-)
Sakura Variations NIKITA KOSHKIN (1956-)
Usher Waltz, Op. 29 ? After Edgar Allen Poe ISSAC ALBÉNIZ
Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite española, Op. 47 (arr. John Williams) GUSTÍN BARRIOS MANGORÉ (1885-1944)
Sueño en la Floresta JOAQUÍN RODRIGO (1901-)
Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez JOHN WILLIAMS ? GUITAR
ORQUESTRA SINFÓNICA DE SEVILLA
Conducted by JOSÉ BUENAGU.THE FILM PROFILEIncluding music By Francisco Tarrega, J.S. Bach , Peter Sculthorpe, Toru Takemitsu, Agustín Barrios Mangoré , Johannes Brahms, Domenico Scarlatti, Isaac Albeniz, Stanley MeyersOther performers featured: Paco Peña , Sebastian Bell, Andrés SegoviaLocations: London and Manchester (U.K.), Sydney, Melbourne, Glenn Innes, Kakadu National Park, the Olgas and Ayers Rock (Australia), Granada, Seville and Cordoba (Spain).« less
"Sacrifices had to be made in order to fit the Concert and Film profile all on a single disc.
If you play this dvd, you will notice that the colors are nowhere near as vibrant as they were on the vhs.
You will notice the reduced sound qualify if you turn it up. It sounds like the audio was compressed by a bad mp3 converter.
It would have been better to simply make two dvds, and thus preserve the audio and picture quality, or even enhance them, as I did.
I transfered my own purchased vhs copy to dvd, and set the converter to enhance the colors and sound. It might be hard to believe, but this vhs-to-dvd transfer surpasses the qualify of this professional dvd version.
If you don't really care about picture/audio quality, it's a good purchase."
Better late then never, the DVD has finally arrived!!
Guitar Extroadinare | Long Beach, New York USA | 03/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a fan on John Williams for many years. Not many classical guitar players out there can express emotion through the instrument the way John Williams does. This guy doesn't make mistakes. Every note is right on the money. Perfect. Excellent tone. John Williams is a true hero of the classical guitar.
I have owned the VHS version of this for many years and it's always a pleasure to watch. No matter how many times you watch this, you never got tired of seeing John Williams tear across the fretboard. He is a true legend and this DVD is a must have for any John Williams fan and classical guitar enthusiast."
A Masterful Performance By An Artist of the Classical Guitar
Bruce A. Bucholz | Charlottesville, Virginia | 08/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have the video tape of this performance & will soon purchase the DVD. Each piece on this tape was performed with technical mastery and artistic soul by John Williams in the stunning Royal Alcazar Palace. Each of the pieces were rendered according to a standard of the highest manner of a master guitarist. I also enjoyed the diversity of music that was played on this tape-- that ranged from a Bach's Prelude from Lute Suite No. 4 in E Major, Skura Variations, or the Adagio from Concerto De Aranjuez. I used this tape as a background music for a dinner party with friends and it was very well received. As a classical guitarist I appreciated the absolute artistry of John Williams as he played each piece. I'd enthusiastically recommend the DVD or tape to anyone. It provided quiet an evening of entertainment."
Great performances, poor DVD quality
Michael Hoopes | Novato, CA USA | 10/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan of classical guitar, this is a worthy purchase. However, if you have the VHS copy, do not bother with this DVD; this is one of the poorest transfers I've seen, considering that the source material was very well recorded and filmed, with Sony Classical's usual engineering standards. The sound is just ok, the picture is widescreen, but not anamorphic, and the colors are washed out. A disappointing rendering. Williams' performances, however, are exemplary. The Film Profile is an interesting and worthwhile inclusion, although this should have been a double-sided or two-disc set, instead of cramming a low-bandwidth version onto one."
B. Haines | Ontario, Canada | 03/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great disc, just got it and watched it twice !! great selection of pieces, and the bonus documentary is great too. The footage with Smallman is priceless to have. A MUST HAVE for any fan of the classical guitar. Williams as always makes it look easy."