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Black and White Ballets

Various Artists

Year: 2016

Runtime: 01:36:19

The ballets represented in the Black and White series are arresting examples of Jiri Kylian's style and fully justify his reputation as one of the most inventive and daring choreographers on today's dance scene. The vitality of his work in underpinned by a musically so innate from the same impulse. Dances: Sarabande with music by Bach, Petite Mort with music by Mozart, Sweet Dreams with music by Webern, No More Play with music by Webern, Falling Angels with music by Reich, Six Dances with music by Mozart.

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    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 48 min

    Baroque Dance Unmasked, Workshop to Performance, directed by Catherine Turocy, the renowned Artistic Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company provides a rare look at the artistic process of re-creating dance from a rich historic era. The film includes information about music, fencing, mask work, notation, costumes and the inner life of dance performers working in this dance style, and contains rare footage of Catherine discussing her unique approach to recovering period dance. It also includes music commentary by conductor/harpsichordist James Richman; historical fencing by Master teachers Ramon Martinez and Michael Hewer; mask work with Arne Zaslove; Feuillet notation with Italian early dance specialist Deda Cristina Colonna, as well as comments from performer/teacher perspectives covering choreography, castanets and costumes. The video also features brilliant performance excerpts which reveal the most important theatrical dance styles of the 18th century: the danse heroique, the demi-caractère, and the comic/grotesque style. The performance excerpts are from the dance-drama: “With Sword Drawn He Dances”. The dancers are in period costume and perform with an original instrument ensemble. This dance-drama was written and directed by Catherine Turocy and filmed by the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as part of the program: National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance.

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  • Making Of Piano Perfection in 3D

    Lang Lang

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 12 min

    Lang Lang at Berghain – Piano in perfection in the third dimension! Legendary pianist Lang Lang performs Beethoven, Chopin, Albéniz, and Prokofiev in his very unique way. In personal interviews, he explains his access to the new technology and their connection to classical music. Original and extraordinary – these words describe both the artist and the setting of the shooting: the Berghain in Berlin, one of the most famous clubs all over the world.

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  • A Dance Drama

    Nureyev

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 47 min

    Nureyev is a unique dance drama created especially for television exploring the life of the great Russian dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, who defected to the West at the height of the Cold War in 1961. Integrating original choreography created for the screen and dramatic monologues, the film presents a multi-faceted dramatic portrait of one of the seminal performing arts figures of our time. There are the images of the young boy, born in poverty in Russia's Ural region; the late but promising start at the Kirov ballet school; the highly publicized defection to the west at a Paris airport in 1961; the celebrated partnership with the Royal Ballet's Margot Fonteyn; and finally succumbing to death brought on by the HIV virus at the age of 54 in 1993. Along the way, he changed the way the male dancer was presented on stage, transforming him from a prop to an equal performing partner, though with a fury, energy and sexuality never before seen.

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  • Summer Night Concert 2016

    Semyon Bychkov

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 24 min

    At the Summer Night Concert, the Vienna Philharmonic play open-air in Schönbrunn Palace park and to the familiar high standard. What is unusual is that they play this concert, held each year since 2004, with free admission: it is a way for the famous ensemble to give around 100,000 visitors and the global TV audience a special experience.

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    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    The Hans van Manen Festival was staged by The Dutch National Ballet to celebrate the work of choreographer Hans van Manen for his 75th birthday. International guest artists from companies such as the Kirov Ballet, and Nederlands Dans Theater, joined Dutch National Ballet to perform some of van Manen's most celebrated ballets.
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    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 44 min

    In this wonderfully traditional, Russian Nutcracker, performed by the Mariinsky Ballet, Tchaikovsky's glorious score is conducted by Valery Gergiev.

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    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 42 min

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    Runtime: 54 min

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  • Symphony No. 4 in G-Dur - The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (2010)

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    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Bernard Haitink is one of the most sought-after Mahler conductors of our day. In this concert of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, recorded live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, he conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The American Maria Ewing fascinates with her interpreation of the soprano solo featured in the work’s finale.

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  • Symphony No. 5 in C Minor - The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

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  • St. Matthew's Passion

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    Year: 1985

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Johann Sebastian Bach composed the St. John Passion in Cöthen during the winter of 1722/23. The text is drawn from chapters 18 and 19 of the Gospel according to St. John, and includes some excerpts from St. Mathew and additional text from a Passion poem by the Hamburg town councillor Barthold Heinrich Brockes. The composer led the first performance at the Good Friday services on 7 April 1724 at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, where he had since become municipal music director and cantor of the Thomasschule. This Passion is heard less often today than the St. Matthew Passion, perhaps because the St. John Passion is in some ways more raw and evokes the anguish of the Passion more painfully than the St. Matthew work. A musician’s musician, an occasional firebrand and a constant paradox – Nikolaus Harnoncourt (born in 1929) is one of the most profound and intriguing conductors of our time. Considered one of the world’s leading specialists of Baroque music, he has long since turned his attention to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and even to Jacques Offenbach and Johann Strauss. He spent many years as a cellist with the Wiener Symphoniker before founding the "Concentus Musicus Wien" with his wife Alice in 1953. It soon became one of the world’s most respected ensembles specializing in the performance of early music on original instruments. In the 1970s, Harnoncourt joined forces with Jean-Pierre Ponnelle to stage a series of Monteverdi operas at the Zurich Opera House. This universally acclaimed cycle contributed to a renaissance of Monteverdi’s music and set standards for early Baroque performance practice. He later began to turn his attention more and more to the music of Mozart, whom he considers "the most romantic of all composers". Harnoncourt did not make his official debut at the Salzburg Festival until 1992. He has been conducting there regularly since then and is a sought-after guest conductor of such reputable ensembles as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

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    Various Artists

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    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

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    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 41 min

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  • The Club Album

    Anne Sophie Mutter

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    In May 2015 Anne-Sophie Mutter put her noble, impressively named “Lord Dunn-Raven” Stradivarius through more than its usual paces. For a change, rather than standing on stage in one of the world’s renowned well-tempered grand concert halls, she spent two evenings playing in a tiny graffiti-scrawled nightclub in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin. The name of the club was Neue Heimat, or “new home”, and on two evenings in early summer it was jam-packed with hip young people.

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  • Neujahrs konzert New Years Concert 2017

    Gustavo Dudamel And Wiener Philharmoniker

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  • Dudamel & Hancock & LA Phil - Opening Concert (2011)

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 16 min

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  • Everything is Forever

    Nenad Bach

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 26 min

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  • Claudio Abbado conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker: Tribute to Gustav Mahler

    Claudio Abbado

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  • Dudamel conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl 2013

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    Year: 2013

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    Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic accent the colours, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening at the Hollywood Bowl. Master of the Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazzolla’s four tangos feature on stage the dance company Tango Buenos Aires, known worldwide as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango. Alberto Ginastera, one of the most important twentieth century classical composers of the Americas and Piazzolla´s first teacher, is also represented on this brand new release from C Major Entertainment, along with Lalo Schifrin, whom, beside his concert music, is the composer of the famous scores of Mission Impossible and Dirty Harry. His Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, a world-premiere recording, is composed for Ángel Romero, an iconic master of the classical guitar.

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  • Haydn - 7 Last Words

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 8 min

    Haydn's Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross was recognised throughout Europe as a masterpiece when it was premiered in the church of Santa Cueva, Cadiz in 1796. Haydn himself thought it was the best piece of music he ever wrote, and it established his fame in Europe and beyond. Paradoxically, the first version for orchestra, the most famous in Haydn's era, is the least known today.
    Now, for the first time, the work has been recorded in its original setting using the original orchestral score, which has only been available in a modern edition since 1962. This historic television recording is performed by Le Concert des Nations under the baton of Jordi Savall, one of Europe’s leading exponents of period music. The performance is enhanced by specially shot footage from the Holy Week processions which take place in Cadiz every Easter.
    Shot in HD, in the setting where the work was commissioned, the city of Cádiz, the performance is available in two versions - music only, or also containing stunning images from the Holy Week processions in Cadiz & readings of the Seven Last Words by a priest.

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  • The 12 Cellists - The 40th Anniversary Concert

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 54 min

    Live recording from the Philharmonie, Berlin, 9th May 2012

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 6

    Various Artists

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 44 min

    Live recording from the Palais Lobkowitz, Palais Kinsky Palais Rasumowsky and Schloss Hetzendorf, Vienna, 1983/84

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