The Highest Level - Documentary on the Recording & Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
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2013 release. The Highest Level chronicles Lang Lang with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle, as they record Prokofiev's explosive Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the great show stoppers in the concert repertoire. The Highest Level gives exclusive insight into the creative process: the preparations of the musicians, the recording sessions at the Berlin Philharmonic, the struggle to get the best sound and the post production phases. It is an up close and personal look at how Prokofiev 3 and Bart¢k 2 was recorded and the interactions between Lang Lang, Rattle and the orchestra while recording.
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All of the video on this disk has only stereo sound. This includes: The documentary and a casually dressed, but magnificently played, performance of the Prokofiev Piano concerto. The rest of the disk includes a stereo 96/24 AUDIO ONLY and a 5.1 surround 48/24 AUDIO ONLY (screen is black) recording of both the Prokofiev and Bartok concertos. This surprising and odd combination of formats was hard to figure out but in the end everything that showed Lang Lang, Simon Rattle and the orchestra was superb. I much prefer true high res surround for classical music but if I had known what was really on this disk I may not have bought it . . . and would have missed a lot of fun seeing the documentary and the great music and performances.
recommended for all lang lang fans.