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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - 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 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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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

    various Artists

    Year: 2000

    Runtime: 27 min

    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.

    Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic live at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, 2001.

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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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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Antonin Dvorák - Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

    various Artists

    Year: 2001

    Runtime: 27 min

    Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Antonin Dvorak movie was released Jul 31, 2007 by the Naxos studio. Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Antonin Dvorak video Dvorak expert Michael Beckerman provides an outstanding documentary introduction to one of the most colorful masterpieces of the Romantic repertory.

    Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in this 2002 performance of Dvorak's Symphony No.9, "From the New World." It was recorded live at Palermo's Teatro Massimo. Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Antonin Dvorak film.

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  • Sacred Stage - Mariinsky

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr

    Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas, Sacred Stage tells the astonishing story of the Mariinsky’s survival, illustrated with stunning performances from the opera and ballet, as well as candid interviews with luminaries, scholars and performers.

    Set against the backdrop of the magical White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, SACRED STAGE features the best in Russian symphonic music, ballet and opera at Russia’s premier theatre - the Mariinsky, also known as the Kirov.
    SACRED STAGE explores what the theater has meant to Russian and Soviet culture and how it has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution and the collapse of Communism... It also looks at the life and work of Maestro Valery Gergiev, artistic and theater director at the Mariinsky, and captures the excitement of his world - a world populated with artists, socialites, financiers, politicians and celebrities.

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  • Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 7 in B minor "Unfinished"

    Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 28 min

    Experience and enjoy in a completely new way the great works of classical music, from the Baroque to the modern period, thanks to a series of 20 audio-visual concert guides, Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music
    Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor, commonly known as the "Unfinished", was started in 1822 but left with only two movements complete even though Schubert would live for another six years. Since Schubert's death at the age of 31, the Unfinished Symphony has been a bit of a mystery, but research has shed new light on the composer's original intentions, as German author and musicologist Habakuk Traber knows.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Johann-Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

    Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 29 min

    Experience and enjoy, in a completely new way, the great works of classical music, from the Baroque to the modern period, thanks to a new series of audio-visual concert guides, "Masterpieces of Classical Music".
    The six Brandenburg Concertos by Johann-Sebastian Bach rank among the undisputed favorites of all baroque fans. They have become a firm fixture in music education and an integral part of our international musical heritage. So what’s their secret? The internationally acclaimed pianist and Bach expert Robert Levin (tbc) provides an answer

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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 - Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violine in E minor op

    various Artists

    Year: 1997

    Runtime: 26 min

    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.

    Recorded live at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, May 1997. This film includes extensive documentation and a complete performance of Frank Michael Erben with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Kurt Masur.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major

    Various Artists

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 27 min

    This classical concert finds the legendary violinist Gil Shaham joining forces with The Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Claudio Abbado, in an interpretation of Johannes Brahms's 1878 Violin Concerto Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music: Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto review. The event in question was filmed live at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, on May 1, 2002 Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music: Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto film.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Hector Berlioz

    various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 29 min

    Experience and enjoy, in a completely new way, the great works of classical music, from the Baroque to the modern period, thanks to a new series of audio-visual concert guides, "Masterpieces of Classical Music".
    Berlioz’ Fantastic Symphony is widely regarded as one of the most important and representative pieces of the early Romantic period. Leonard Bernstein once called it “the first musical expedition into psychedelia” because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature. The German musicologist Wulf Konold describes the idea behind and the realization of this fascinating work.

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  • Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Béla Bartók

    Various Artists

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 28 min

    Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Bela Bartok movie was released Oct 30, 2007 by the Naxos studio. Pierre Boulez conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in performance and documentary.

    Pierre Boulez discusses the qualities that make Bela Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra great, and then conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of the modernist landmark Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Bela Bartok video.

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

    Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 27 min

    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 “Jupiter” Symphony is regarded as a milestone not only in Mozart’s symphonic output but, on a more general level, in the development of the Classical symphony.

    The distinguished conductor Hartmut Haenchen explains how Mozart pulled out all the stops as a composer, revealing not just boldness but sheer genius, too.

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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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  • Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum

    Alberta Ballet Company

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 54 min

    Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum explores Mitchell's life-long concerns about environmental neglect and the warring nature of mankind within a ballet performed to a select soundtrack of her eternal songs. The unique combinations of three art forms - music, dance and art - comprise an engaging spectacle that Joni calls "...the best project of her career."
    Legendary Canadian artist Joni Mitchell and internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand-Maître of the Alberta Ballet Company are the co-creators of Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum.

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

    Gustav Mahler

    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.

    Bernard Haitink first conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1956.

    Beginning in 1963, Haitink was chief conductor for 25 years, during which time the orchestra developed significantly. Particularly Haitink’s interpretations of Mahler and Bruckner made a worldwide impression. The Concertgebouw Orchestra was founded in 1888. On the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 1988, the orchestra officially received the appellation ‘Royal’.

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  • St. Matthew's Passion

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    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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  • 5531 Thousand and One Nights - Walbuehne 2006

    Various Artists

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

    The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. This year the outstanding orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi take us on a trip to arabian “Thousand and One Nights”, with soloist Janine Jansen, a rising star who quickly gained the reputation of one of the foremost young violinists on the international concert stages.

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