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Here's news about high-definition video disc ("HDVD") recordings of opera, ballet, classical music, plays, fine-art documentaries, and paintings. In the journal below are independent (and hard-to-find critical) reports on hundreds of HDVDs. Pick the best titles for your excelsisphere.

Feb 11.  Finally we have a good grade (A-) to brag about for the new Don Quixote from the Vienna State Ballet.  Recently we posted a F+ grade for the new C Major Bruckner Symphony 3 and an F- grade for that C Major Mahler S1-10 Box performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. How can a major publishing house turn out something that gets an F-?

We recently posted more than you wanted to know about that Brahms Cycle Box from Belvedere. Now you can buy the 3 discs in the box independently. We bunched the 4 different deals together near the top of the Journal.

We just updated our manifesto about the best ballet and dance videos.


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Christmas with Bach

Christmas with Bach concert recorded at the Marktkirche Hannover. Jörg Breiding conducts the Knabenchor Hannover and the Barockorchester L’Arco. Features soloists Antonia Bourvé (soprano); Claudia Erdmann (alto); Markus Schäfer (tenor); and Michael Jäckel (bass). The concert consists of three cantatas:

1. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 61

2. Christen, ätzet diesen Tag BWV 63

3. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage BWV 248 I

Audio Producer Tobias Hoff; Director of Photography Alexander Törzs; directed by Roberct Gummlich; produced by Frank Hallmann. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

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