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LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS

Igor Stravinsky

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Igor Stravinsky
LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
2003


Soloists: Ariadna del Carmen, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Sophie Semin
Orchestra, Chorus: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Director: Oliver Hermann

This remarkable silent film by German director Oliver Hermann (1963-2003) was presented with the award for Best Foreign Film at the 2004 Beverley Hills Film Festival. With music provided by Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, this DVD provides a revolutionary new take on Stravinsky's savage core. Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps was inspired by prehistoric rituals as well as by a dance performed for the Slavic god Yarilo. Here the story is transposed to the realm of Santeria - one of the few still practiced archaic religions. The material world is represented as an emotionally impoverished big city, while the spiritual world is symbolized as a tropical island where the Santeria rituals are still practiced. The coupling of Stravinsky's revolutionary music with the ancient rituals and symbols of the Santeria religion creates a framework for the story of three individuals, oppressed by the pressures of everyday life, who experience personal sacrifice and transformation in the course of a Santeria ceremony.

Press Reviews

"Der Streifen hat etwas von einer hoch dosierten Droge. [...]. Auf bewegende Weise erzählt Oliver Herrmann vom alten Topos Liebe in den Varianten der Unfähigkeit, des Verlusts oder der Verletzung. [...] In einem angehängten Interview äußert Simon Rattle seine Bewunderung für die Vision des jung gestorbenen Herrmann. Der kühne Wurf könnte in der Tat Vorbild sein für künftige Musikfilme." Anja-Rosa Thöming, Fono Forum, 01.08.2005

"Sicherlich eine der besten Einspielungen nach derzeitigem technischen Standard." Miquel Cabruja, klassik.com, 04.05.2005

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Concert

Running Time: 128

Picture Format: 16:9/4:3

Disc Format: NTSC

Sound Format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1

Number of Discs: 1

Region: 0

Subtitle Languages:

DE, FR, GB, ES, IT

Catalogue No.:

100333

UPC: 807280033397