Jean Michel Jarre, Europe's celebrated electronic music keyboardist and composer, took the synthesizer to a new level of popularity in the 1970s. Early in his career he composed for films and ballets, but was not largely successful until his 1977 U.K. smash, Oxygène. Since the French native's breakthrough, his efforts have been primarily focused on his revolutionary electronic operas. Oxygene Moscow captures Jarre's performance at a 1997 celebration in honor of Moscow's 850th birthday. Bolshoi Kid and the Red Army Choirs accompany Jarre on a number of pieces. ~ Dennis Proctor, Rovi
This DVD has two separate programsâthe concert and a documentary about JMJ's career. The concert is quite the spectacle. Some people might find it to be cheesy but others will think it is cool. If you can appreciate both possibilities, you will probably enjoy it. The documentary is good if you are interested in JMJ or electronic music in general. I knew almost nothing about him before, but now I am more interested in hearing more of his music and seeing other concert videos.
This is one of the greatest concerts of all time. It is the third best of Jarre's concerts only because the music preformed focuses mainley on his "Rendez-vous" and 'Oxygene 7-13" albums and not much else.
His "Jarre in China" and "Solidarnosc Poland" concerts are only available in Europe on DVD. They have a much better selection of his music, but technology wise, they are not as good as some of his other concerts.
The best concert of all time is Jarre's "Paris: La Defense" in 1990. It is not out on DVD yet.