It's good choice for both music and scenic
Wan-Chia Chen | Taiwan | 06/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film are the one of a Naxos Musical Journey DVD series. The classic music are very easy listening, also beautiful. The image quality looks like shot by digital camera. mostly of image quality are good. some parts are excellent. less 8 percent of image are little blur, or I should said too softly? because the focusing not very sharp as others present. However, the scenic in this film are very beautiful and nice to watch it. I found even you turn the subtitle on, no further text will show on screen. This kind of films usually have description of the scenic and its story. I think this feature can be enhanced in their furture release DVDs. The picture is beautifully rendered, with warm and fully saturated hues to make you feel like you are really in there. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, most of the image are sharp and finely detailed. However, some part appear slightly soft. The Dolby(r) Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is an impressive listening experience that surely present the effect for symphony. The dts soundtrack provide you more rich sound and surround effect than Dolby(r) Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack. I just can say, even only listing the music also worth to buy this DVD title.The superbly recorded classic music has good spatial depth and penetrates the listening space at times, substantially heightening the emotional intensity. I suggestion the dts soundtrack will be the only choice for this DVD when you listening.By the way, I'll buy the other DVD titles of a Naxos Musical Journey DVD, because I saw the other titles preview in this DVD. You will like the music they choose, and you can treat the image like the gift in these DVD titles. If there have more detailed descript of the scenic will get the four and an half star from me."
Nice video with a major flaw
C. Cross | Margate, FL USA | 12/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very nice, scenic and musical video with a major flaw. This flaw is at the very beginning when they are showing what would have been a beautiful scene of the Don Quijote and Sancho Panza statutes at the Plaza de España in Madrid. The statutes are surrounded by scaffolds, as it seems that they were either cleaning them or doing some maintenance. They should have waited a couple of weeks and film this later when the scaffolds were not there. They stick out like a sore thumb! Or they should have gone somewhere else to film. If they wanted a statute of Don Quijote, there is a nice one in Ciudad Real (La Mancha)."