Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Verdi - Messa Da Requiem

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Verdi - Messa Da Requiem

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2013
UPC: 0814337011475
Original Release: 2013
Source: C Major
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Behind the scenes; Interview and rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Verdi
1. Chapter 1 [1:57]
2. Chapter 2 [5:50]
3. Chapter 3 [3:43]
4. Chapter 4 [2:22]
5. Chapter 5 [1:51]
6. Chapter 6 [1:28]
7. Chapter 7 [5:22]
8. Chapter 8 [4:09]
9. Chapter 9 [3:52]
10. Chapter 10 [4:47]
11. Chapter 11 [3:52]
12. Chapter 12 [5:43]
13. Chapter 13 [6:40]
14. Chapter 14 [4:20]
15. Chapter 15 [6:01]
16. Chapter 16 [2:46]
17. Chapter 17 [5:36]
18. Chapter 18 [7:21]
19. Chapter 19 [4:52]
20. Chapter 20 [3:11]
21. Chapter 21 [6:48]
22. Chapter 22 [3:35]
23. Chapter 23 [1:12]

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Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Verdi - Messa Da Requiem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KlingonOpera More than 1 year ago
Amazing interpretation of Verdi’s Requiem!!! This DVD captures Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl on August 13th & 15th of 2013. And I must day, I am darned envious of those people that got to see this performance live, as the recording is simply spectacular. The performance features Juliana DiGiacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor), and Hdebrando D’Archangelo (bass). All of the soloists do an incredible job, but special mention must go to Michelle DeYoung for her captivating vocals and the sheer delight that is evident while she experiences the performances of her fellow soloists. This is music making as a group, and the results are stunning. And Gustavo Dudamel – my, oh my, is he fabulous. He conducts the piece with his hands (as opposed to a baton), so as to be able to “get his fingers” into every part of the piece, as he explains in the “Behind The Scenes” interview extra. It is obvious that he feels the music in a very special way, and in the extra you can see how he expresses this to the orchestra and how they respond. The result is amazing music that is both operatic and symphonic – it quite simply doesn’t get any better than this. And the fire and brimstone of the “Dies irae” is as wonderful as the “Requiem aeternam” and “Libera me” sections that bring this work to a close. If you are a Verdi lover or are a fan of Dudamel, then you absolutely must have this DVD. You won’t be disappointed. Very Highly Recommended!
JimD More than 1 year ago
Verdi's sacred opera It's been said that Verdi's Requiem is simply an opera on a religious text, and Gustavo Dudamel seems to agree. Conducting from memory, he relishes the dynamic and emotional contrasts of the score, and if the choir nearly disappears in the tumult when the orchestra really cuts loose, well, that's the nature of the beast. The soloists play their roles, too, the soprano rather cool and regal until her "Libera me," the tenor putting down his book to ham up the "Ingemisco." The chorus is fine, with some lovely soft singing (and good intonation in the treacherous a cappella sections), even if the sopranos are not together in their last fugal entrance. The camera work shows everything you could want to see, though the director misses a bet at the beginning of the "Tuba mirum" section: when the antiphonal brass begin their fanfares, the view cuts to the very back of the Bowl--only if you know what you're looking for can you spot the extra players (however, they are nicely spaced in the sound recording). Subtitles just appear when the text is first sung, and do not distract by appearing on each repetition. As an extra, Dudamel is interviewed about the work and shown rehearsing it.