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Renee Fleming: Sacred Songs

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Fleming performs a concert from Mainz Cathedral November 2005 with the Mainz Cathedral Choir and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, conducted by Trevor Pinnock, in Christmas and other works by Handel, Hammerschmidt, Franck, Mozart, Praetorious, Wade, Fau

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Renée Fleming, a.k.a. "The Beautiful Voice," is in fine form here, the voice gleaming with radiance in a November 2005 concert in Mainz Cathedral. With an orchestra under the baton of early music guru Trevor Pinnock, she opens with an abundantly embellished "Rejoice greatly," from Handel's Messiah and ends with Adolphe Adam's Christmas staple, "O Holy night" in a soupy arrangement by Chris Hazell. The musical highlights are the "Laudamus te" from Mozart's Mass in C minor and "L'Adieu des bergers" from Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ, the former exciting for its coloratura, the latter a touch fussy, while in other selections, tonal beauty is bought with mushy diction. Chorus and orchestra get several selections for themselves, but the spotlight's on Fleming, very much the décolleté gowned diva. Mainz Cathedral is a handsome structure whose graceful columns and vaulted ceiling make for interesting visuals that complement the music. Added bonus songs include Bernstein's "A Simple Song" from his Mass, and a pair of traditional items including "Silent Night," these shot in front of a crèche and a Christmas tree with singer and accompanists wrapped in winter clothes. Extras include still photos and a film about the cathedral. Fleming's fans will snap this up. --Dan Davis


Special features

  • Filmed in Mainz Cathedral November 13, 2005
  • Bonus songs: A Simple Song, The Holly and the Ivy, Silent Night
  • Music video: Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Photo gallery
  • Mainz Cathedral film
  • Mainz impressions
  • Discography
  • Sung texts enclosed

Product details

  • Actors: Rene Fleming
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Classical, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Decca
  • DVD Release Date: April 11, 2006
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000E97HTE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,199 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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