Well worth it
Tim Brain | WA United States | 11/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's not the breathtaking production quality of Anne-Sophie Mutter's "A Life with Beethoven" sonatas with Lambert Orkis (piano) on DVD, but very worthwhile presentation all round of these enchanting Mozart sonatas. The duo perform with a vigor and resolve that clearly shows their reverence for these works. My admiration to the violinist whose brilliance is unmarred as his face streams with sweat under the harsh lighting.Make sure you select from the audio options according to your sound system. I had quite a scare- the sound was absolutely horrid until I changed from the default "5.1 Dolby digital surround" to "Non-compressed stereo" in my case."
Excellent performances of great music.
Rod Saunders | 12/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A terrific program! Oppitz and Schneider play masterfully, and Mozart's music is just beautiful. The intimate setting is captured well by the exceptional audio recording. The DVD has a subtitle track containing interesting notes about the composition, making the DVD ideal for students or anyone else interested in gaining insight into Mozart's compositions.The video quality is only average, but the music is first rate. And on a program like this, that's what really matters."
Great Performance, very bad camera and editing work
T. Wen | Round Rock, TX United States | 04/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The performance are superb. Both Schneider and Oppitz delivered exceptional performance; However, the camera work/editing totally destroys the exceptional performance of both musician. The angle is odd, very mechanical, as if being directed by a 3-year old. The recording could use some polishing. On a decent audio system, one can hear what sound like grunt (and also the occasional breathing) by the performers. My main complain is video work, it is bad, very bad. I had to turn off the TV to enjoy the performance."