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  • Mariinsky: George Balanchine - Jewels

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 32 min

    The Mariinsky Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet company with an astonishing heritage.
    Before emigrating to the West, George Balanchine studied in St Petersburg and was a member of the
    Mariinsky. However, Jewels dates from late in his career, and was premiered in New York. Although it
    did not receive its first performance at the Mariinsky until 1999, it has since become a core part of
    the company’s repertoire . This performance was filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre and features many
    of the most well-known dancers including Ulyana Lopatkina, Igor Zelensky and Andrian Fadeyev
    alongside conductor Tugan Sokhiev.

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  • Hearing the Silence

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 60 min

    An original portrait sketched under the sign of the German poet Holderin - the actor Bruno Ganz recites on of his poems at the beginning of the film. Claudio Abbado is sparing in his words although he is generous in his emotions. That is what makes this documentary special: Abbado talks about his illness (he was operated on for cancer in 2001) and the revolution this illness caused in his life, he shares a little of his private life and talks about his work as a conductor.

    We also see him at the age of 35, in 1965, in an interview he gave in Vienna just after directing the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Bruckner’s First Symphony. We also find out that he and his companion Zubin Meha sang in the choirs of Musikverein under the direction of Bruno Walter, Herbert von Karajan, Hermann Scherchen and Joseph Krips solely for the purpose of attending the rehearsals of these legendary conductors.

    Many interviews of orchestra musicians, namely those from Berlin who talk about his departure in 2002, provide us with a clearer picture of his personality. As for the testimonial of is friend Bruno Ganz, it gives us a very personal insight into this exceptional being.

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  • Diva Of Dance

    Maya Plisseskaya

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 51 min

    These filmed excerpts at the Bolshoi Theatre between 1945 and 1977 bear witness to the unique and eternal art of the prima ballerina assoluta Maya Plisetskaya: unique because of the height of her jumps, the incredible fluidity of her arms and the longevity of her career (she was born on 1925 and danced until she was seventy). Unique also because, like Maria Callas, another prima diva assoluta, she was able to reconcile the most amazing technique with the most dramatic expression; her dancing is intelligent.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Richard Strauss

    various Artists

    Year: 1998

    Runtime: 30 min

    Recorded live at the Semperoper, Dresden, 22 September 1998
    A completely new way of experiencing and enjoying the great works of music from the Baroque to the modern period – thanks to a new series of audio-visual concert guides, Masterpieces of Classical Music. Each release includes extensive documentation and a complete performance of the work or works in question

    Famous masterpieces from the standard repertoire of the greatest international orchestras are brought closer to the viewer through first class concert broadcasts (Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gewandhaus Orchester…) in a timely visual style

    The well-known music journalist Habakuk Traber shows how the great tone painter and unrivalled master in the art of instrumentation produced a fascinating synthesis of symphony and programme music

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  • The Russian Journey

    Glenn Gould

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 56 min

    The date is May 2nd, 1957. Stalin died only four years before and perestroika is still a long way off. However, the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who is just 24, arrives in Moscow for an exceptional tour: he is the first North American musician to play behind the iron curtain. This is the story that Glenn Gould in Russia tells by revealing documents from the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that had remained classified for years. Witness accounts from musicians such as Ashkenazy and Rostropovitch, parts of the original recordings of Gould’s concerts in Moscow and Leningrad, as well as a recording that had never been released before of his lecture-recital in Leningrad make this an invaluable documentary revealing an aspect of Glenn Gould’s artistry that few people are aware of.

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  • The First 50 Years

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Year: 1996

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    A documentary on the 50 years' history of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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  • Mariinsky: Rodion Shchedrin: Dead Souls

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre has staged the opera Dead Souls to the music by Rodion
    Shchedrin, who turns 80 in 2012. One of the indisputable operatic masterpieces of the 20th
    century will appear in the brand new, bright, expressive staged version, more than 30 years
    later, again at the Mariinsky Theatre. The premiere of the production took place on March
    18. It is the first Russian production since its 1977 premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Ravel - Bolero

    Maurice Ravel

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 25 min

    The “Bolero”, originally composed as a ballet, is Maurice Ravel's most successful work at all. The world famous melody of the “Bolero” has been featured in popular music, motion pictures and even video games. Pianist and writer Paul Roberts vividly explains the music and its structure and also lets the audience know why Ravel was a stringent critic of his own work.

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  • Absolute Prokofiev - The Easter Festival in Moscow - Concert 1

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 20 min

    The Easter Festival is an internationally renowned event among classical music lovers, traditionally opened in Moscow on Easter Sunday. Each year the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and its musical director Valery Gergiev travel across Russia - for the past 10 years now!

    This year we can anticipate an exceptional musical gift: the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev performs the complete cycle of Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonies and piano concerti - a composer with whom Maestro Gergiev and the orchestra seem particularly in tune.

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  • Berliner Philharmoniker: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 40 min

    Recorded live in Rome at Santa Cecilia and at Philharmonie Berlin.
    La Repubblica called it: 'The most wonderful symphonic cycle of the past decade.'
    The Beethoven Symphonies mark the high-light of Abbado's relationship with the Berliner
    Philharmoniker and his 12 years as chief conductor.
    “Abbado lets loose all the conflicting elements of Beethoven's cosmos - nothing works anymore, the music threatens to explode once and for all, deliverance has to come from somewhere. A
    powerful moment of unsparing analysis of Beethoven and his own self...” Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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  • Berliner Philharmoniker: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    Recorded live in Rome at Santa Cecilia and at Philharmonie Berlin.
    La Repubblica called it: 'The most wonderful symphonic cycle of the past decade.'
    The Beethoven Symphonies mark the high-light of Abbado's relationship with the Berliner
    Philharmoniker and his 12 years as chief conductor.
    “Abbado lets loose all the conflicting elements of Beethoven's cosmos - nothing works anymore, the music threatens to explode once and for all, deliverance has to come from somewhere. A
    powerful moment of unsparing analysis of Beethoven and his own self...” Süddeutsche Zeitung

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  • Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 26 min

    The Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler is arguably the best known Mahler symphony. The musical canvas and emotional scope of the work are huge. Herbert von Karajan said once that when you hear Mahler's Fifth, “you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience.” The English lecturer and musician Jeremy Barham introduces the work at the piano and reflects on the secrets of the composition.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64:

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 30 min

    The Symphony No. 5 in E minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was composed between May and August

    1888. It was first performed, under Tchaikovsky's own baton, in St Petersburg on November 6, 1888.

    While composing the symphony, Tchaikovsky constantly doubted his powers of composition.

    However, after a performance of the symphony in Hamburg the composer wrote: "I no longer have a

    bad opinion of the symphony, and like it once more!" Constantin Floros, one of Germanys most

    renowned musicologists and Tchaikovsky experts, works out the interesting connection between

    Tchaikovsky’s work and his biography.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor: 1.Satz; 2.Satz;

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 30 min

    Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is the last Symphony the composer completed. When

    Bruckner sent it in 1897 to Hermann Levi, the conductor who had lead his 7th to great success, he did

    not understand this very different work at all and utterly rejected it, almost driving Bruckner to suicide.

    But instead he set to work thoroughly revising the symphony and completed a new version in 1890.

    Habakuk Traber explains this masterpieces by introducing Bruckner’s personality and his unique style

    of composing.

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  • The Art of Baroque Dance - Folies D'espagne from Page to Stage

    Various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 42 min

    The Art of Baroque Dance examines 17th century Baroque dance from the sophisticated era of King Louis XIV. It explores the creative process and offers valuable insights into researching, reconstructing, re-creating, and performing a Baroque dance.

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  • The London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Vladimir Jurowski

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

    This film documents Jurowski's first appearance as principle conductor of the London Philharmonic in 2007, which was also the first filmed concert from the newly restored Royal Festival Hall. They perform works by Wagner, Berg, and Mahler with soloists Dav

    Jurowski leads a program of modernism and its antecedents. His way with Wagner's Prelude to "Parsifal" is so voluptuously patient that it seems drug-enhanced. Mahler's early cantata "Das Klagende Lied," with good solo singers, sounds aptly like modernism itching to get out of its Romantic clothes. The fever dreams of Alban Berg's Three Orchestral Pieces come alive with rich playing and mellow surround sound. Although from 1914, Berg's Expressionistic intricacies still demanded 75 percent of Jurowski's rehearsal time. He reveals this in a 50-minute interview in which he also lays out his philosophies for a 21st-century orchestra with charismatic warmth.

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  • Haydn - Symphony No. 94 - Surprise

    Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 27 min

    The Surprise Symphony is the best known of the over hundreds of symphonies by Haydn. Its second movement is the most popular and gave the symphony its name: legend has it that the sudden beat of the timpani was meant to arouse members of the audience who had fallen asleep. Robert Levin tells the story of the legendary “surprise” and shows, on piano, the special characteristics of the composition.

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  • Nabucco

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 2 hr 4 min

    Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco movie was released Sep 25, 2007 by the Naxos studio. Igor Morosow, Bruno Ribeiro, and Gabriella Morigi star in this Festival St. Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco movie Margarethen production of the Verdi opera with Ernst Maerzendorfer conducting the Europasymphony Orchestra & Chorus, 2007.

    Robert Herzl directs this 2007 performance of Verdi's biblical opera NABUCCO, with Enrst Märzendorfer conducting the Europasymphony and Arad State Philharmonic Chorus Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco video.

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  • Not this World

    Murray Perahia

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 52 min

    In February 1977, Murray Perahia made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker with Mozart’s C minor piano concerto, conducted by Riccardo Muti. “A first-class soloist was introduced to us, with fantastic musicianship and a highly sensitive touch,” as the press wrote. Many wonderful performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker were to follow. And so it was only logical that the orchestra invited him, as Pianist in Residence, to give a series of joint concerts this current season. In this documentary by Holger Preusse and Claus Wischmann, you can now get to know this exceptional artist better.

    Perahia’s now legendary status means that he is often regarded as someone who is somewhat removed from normal life – which corresponds to the title of the documentary “Not of this world”. But it is only Perahia’s playing, with its otherworldly beauty, that seems to be beyond all earthly limitations. As this film shows, the artist engages in all facets of life as well as his work. In interviews on tour and in his Swiss vacation home, he talks about the works in his repertoire, and how he develops his interpretations. We experience him as an inspirational teacher, at work in the recording studio and, of course, at rehearsals and in concert. Perahia also discusses the injury to his hand, which has repeatedly forced to stop playing for periods of time – a terrible experience for a pianist. But Perahia has even come to terms with this difficult situation and has reached some surprising insights: “What seemed like a curse actually turned into a blessing, because it gave me a lot of time to think about music and to listen to it more. And so I felt I was actually growing as a musician, even though I was not playing.”

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  • Berliner Philharmoniker The Singapore Concert

    Sir Simon Rattle

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 44 min

    The tour of the Berliner Philharmoniker and their musical director Sir Simon Rattle in 2010 concluded in Singapore – their only stopover in Asia for the very first time.
    Described by many as the finest orchestra in the world, the Berliner Philharmoniker present Mahler’s First Symphony – a unique and breath-taking experience in the spectacular Esplanade Theatres on the Bay in Singapore.
    Mahler’s first symphony, originally bynamed as “Titan”, lures the audience into a great symphonic world of sounds. The orchestra is visualized as the sounding body, musical structures intertwine and music becomes visible. The capture of space in the image complies with Mahler’s aesthetic of composition, its natural sounds and the diverse levels of different musical styles.

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  • The Pyongyang Concert

    The New York Philharmonic & Lorin Maazel

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 47 min

    On February 26, 2008, the world watched as the New York Philharmonic gave the first performance by an American orchestra in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Those lucky enough to be present will never forget that historic evening, when people from two long-divided nations were united through the beauty and power of music. By the end of the final encore, both the audience and the musicians onstage stood waving to each other in a new-found spirit of understanding. We are honored and pleased that through this DVD we can share this transformative experience with new audiences for years to come -- New York Philharmonic President, Zarin Mehta. Hundreds of millions watched the historic concert on television, now exclusively on DVD: the New York Philharmonic concert in Pyongyang.
    Music became diplomacy when this courageous musical project united Americans and North Koreans.
    The musicians went from strength to strength in a beautiful program which illustrated the
    excellency of the orchestra, and Lorin Maazel once more proved his reputation as one of the best contemporary conductors.

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  • Mozart: The Great Mass

    Uwe Scholz

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 2 hr 16 min

    Uwe Scholz, ballet director in Leipzig, was hailed as one of the most brilliant choreographic minds of his generation when he died in November 2004 at the early age of 45. His ballet “The Great Mass” is one of the most impressive works of this important neoclassical Choreographer - a requiem, a choreographic revelation and certainly his grand legacy to the Leipzig ballet. The full length Choreography, here recorded at the Leipzig Opera in a performance in June 2005, takes its name from Mozart's famous unfinished Mass in C minor. It absorbs the structure of the liturgy of the mass and adds other works by Mozart as well as passages of Gregorian chant, and sequences from contemporary music by György Kurtág, Thomas Jahn and Arvo Pärt and readings of poems by Paul Celan. Internationally famous soloists from the Leipzig Ballet, among them Kiyoko Kimura, Christoph Böhm and Oksana Kulchytska, take on the leading roles and the staging proves the ensemble to be one of the best ballet companies worldwide.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Claude Debussy

    various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 28 min

    Debussy’s La Mer is a masterpiece of suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the ocean. Several authors have claimed that La Mer sounds like nothing before it. As a specialist in French Impressionism, the British pianist and writer Paul Roberts - also known from the BBC television series Play It Again - introduces Debussy’s work with great passion to the viewers.

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