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Franz Grundheber and Thomas Moser star in this 2006 Vienna State Opera production of the Schoenberg opera with Daniele Gatti conducting.
Stark staging builds on a dissonant score built around a single 12-tone row. -- Toronto Star,John Terauds,May 29th, 2007
While a number of fine recordings of Moses und Aron exist, this unique DVD of the opera makes a staging of the work accessible, with a variety of camera angle, including a judicious mixture of close-ups and longer shots of the stage. The recording is all the more remarkable for its origins in a live performance, since audience sounds are almost negligible in the DVD. It is an exemplary presentation that merits attention for conveying the opera well. With the stage details intact, and the wide-angle shots planned to make the best use of the stagecraft, the Nickler production, prepared for television by Claus Viller, is a fine example of filmed opera. The sound is quite fine and brings across the nuanced direction of Daniele Gatti, whose efforts join the ranks of other fine interpreters of this work, including Pierre Boulez and Georg Solti. -- Opera Today, James L. Zychowicz, June 2008
And that's saying a lot. But horrible. Truly horrible in just about every way, though the godawful staging is clearly the worst. Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by Redrick
I recall Franz Grundheber with Abbado Conducting at Vienna State Opera as this production, He inflicts a ponderous soul immediately while having strains of the intellectualism and... Read morePublished on August 3, 2007 by scarecrow