Summer Night Music - Love Songs (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mischa Maisky, Roby Lakatos, King's Singers)
Dee Dee Bridgewater vocals | Mischa Maisky cello | Roby Lakatos gipsy violinist |
The King’s Singers : Mísia fado | Cristina Gallardo-Domâs soprano | Mayte Martín & | Belén Maya flamenco | Rodolfo Mederos bandoneón | Björn Casapietra vocals Less
Jazz met Classical music when singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and cellist Mischa Maisky joined forces with the Gewandhaus Orchestra under conductor Andrey Boreyko in Leipzig’s historical market square in a summer night of music in 2003.
World-famous musicians from the jazz, world music and classical scenes came together to present their favourite love songs by Bernstein, The Beatles, Cole Porter, Bizet and many more.
The huge open-air event took place on two stages and featured The King’s Singers as well as bandoneónista Rodolfo Mederos, the melancholic Fado star Mísia, flamenco performers and the Argentinian opera soprano Cristina Gallardo-Domâs – bridging any divide between musical styles and simply providing a night of extremely good music.
The widescreen recording in surround sound captures the atmosphere of an open-air concert wonderfully and also provides back-stage interviews with the artists about love songs and their personal views on love.
Works by: G. Bizet, J. Lennon, V. Bellini, S. Prokofiev, P. Tchaikovsky, G. Puccini, L. Bernstein and traditionals
Picture format NTSC 16:9
Dolby Digital 5.1
Release June 1, 2004
Total running time 148 mins
Subtitles English, French, German
Booklet notes English, French, German
No. of discs 1