TURN-ONS AND TURN-OFFS IN CURRENT HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES : Excellent Good Fair Poor : VIDEOCASSETTES
“Requiem by Andrew Lloyd Webber.” Kultur. $39.95. To the cynical ear and eye, this work comes across as prepackaged to make big bucks (the recording has already done just that). Here is unthreatening, superficial music for the masses (pardon the pun), cleverly crafted but deficient in cohesion, originality and drama. The video, shown last Easter on PBS, captures the premiere held in a New York church. Lorin Maazel overconducts while soloists Placido Domingo, Sarah Brightman (Mrs. A.L.W.) and Paul Miles-Kingston breeze through their solos. The visual translation and stereo sound are first-rate. Information: (201) 229-2343.