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Maxim Vengerov: Playing By Heart/Masterclass
Maxim Vengerov Playing By Heart/Masterclass
Actors: Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim
Director: Simon Broughton
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     1hr 40min

PLAYING BY HEART — Russian-born Maxim Vengerov is one of the greatest violinists of his generation. He has already performed with the world's leading orchestras and conductors, including Barenboim, Gergiev, Giulini, Maazel,...  more »


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Actors: Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim
Director: Simon Broughton
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/27/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

You can have so much from this !!!
Lily Hamsah | Bandung, Jawa Barat Indonesia | 06/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched clips of Playing by Heart and Master Class first in youtube and wished there will be the DVD one day soon. Watching this DVD was far more exciting and I feel lucky because I will never have the opportunity to watch him playing live not because he is focussing to other things right now but because the opportunity of his concert in my country is very very small. We could see the real Maxim Vengerov and his thoughts too. The way he played and interpreted the repertoires were wonderful. The way he told the students of MasterClass how to play was the important thing a violinists and music' players need to know that you are allowed to play and must plays with your imagination. He could change the common perceptions that violin and classical music are not the boring thing.

The musicality of Maxim Vengerov is the unbelievable thing along with perfect technique which is rare, you can see it all in this DVD. Everytime after heared or watched Vengerov, I always get some kind of new insight. Honesty is everyone can see in his playing and inspiration every artists wished to have.. Hope there will be many Mr Vengerov's DVD to produce because it always been a precious knowledges. This DVD can changes our perceptions toward classical music and how we plays our violin. Really Mr Vengerov is the best !!!"
Max is the man!
teva_man | United States | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is excellent. If you've heard any of Vengerov's recordings, you will appreciate this candid glimpse into his life as a virtuoso. The documentary itself is a nice life/career overview (narrated by Andrew Sachs, who will forever be immortalized as Manuel on "Fawlty Towers"!) Of course it's been 10 years now since it was done and he's done a lot since then, so "Living the Dream" DVD is also essential viewing. Needless to say, Maxim Vengerov is a great talent and a most interesting artist. He left Russia many years ago and what little time he is not concertizing, he spends in Amsterdam. His style is not wholly individual as that of some others is, but his interpretations of the great works are of high caliber. But most importantly, this DVD shows him to be a generous artist and obviously a very kind person, as evidenced in Part 2 of this DVD (a master class he gave sometime around 1998, which included Chloe Hanslip playing the Sarasate "Caprice Basque" quite well - and she has gone on to an international career.)
The violin master
S. Liang | Hayward, CA | 11/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love violin music or playing, you have to have this DVD. And if you love Maxim Vengerov, do not hesitate, just buy it. Watching Maxim play violin is very joyful, and his master class is also very interesting and educated to classical music lovers.
The video and sound are both good."