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  • Live in Vienna (Part 1)

    Lang Lang

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr

    Filmed live in Vienna s legendary Musikverein concert hall, this release represents Lang Lang s second live recorded recital to date after the best-selling Live at Carnegie Hall in 2004, which marked his international breakthrough as a recording artist.

    The program for his Sony debut features Lang Lang s first-ever recording of Beethoven sonatas: The famous Appassionata , a milestone in the piano literature, is paired with the composer s youthful C major Sonata op. 2, no. 3. Virtuosity of a different order is displayed in Albéniz s impressionistic memories of his native Spain in Book 1 of Iberia. The program closes with one of Prokofiev s explosive War Sonatas, the revolutionary Seventh Sonata. Finally, to celebrate the Chopin Bicentennial we hear three encores of this Polish genius s most popular works: the Aeolian Harp Etude, the Heroic Polonaise in A flat major, and the sparkling Grande Valse Brillante No. 2.

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  • Fiction

    Le Quatuor Ebène

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

    These four French musicians of Quatuor Ebène are perhaps the most creative ensemble on the international chamber music scene today. No other quartet moves with such ease and enthusiasm between different styles.
    With classical soprano Natalie Dessay, jazz singer Stacey Kent and drummer Richard Héry, the multi- award winning Ebène Quartet revisits jazz, pop and rock standards, often used as movie soundtracks. In this live concert in the famed Folies Bergère music hall in Paris, they perform - and sing - their own arrangement of Misirlou (Pulp Fiction), Somewhere over the rainbow (Wizard of Oz), Streets of Philadelphia, Corcovado... and many more!

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  • Celebrate Germany's Peaceful Revolution

    Kurt Masur And The Gewandhausorchester

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 26 min

    On 9 October in 1989, 70,000 people staged a peaceful demonstration calling for more freedom and democracy in the GDR. Thanks to the claim "Peaceful Revolution", initiated by Kurt Masur as one of six prominent citizens of Leipzig, everything proceeded peacefully. That evening, the Gewandhausorchester played under his baton Brahms' Second Symphony at the St Nicolas Church. The following regular "Monday Demonstrations", which came to be described as the "Peaceful Revolution", became a major milestone on the way to open the Berlin Wall one month later on November the 9th in 1989 and paved the foundations for the reunification of the two German states. Exactly 20 years later, the Gewandhausorchester and Kurt Masur commemorate the beginning of the German reunification by presenting the same symphony at the same location.

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  • A Pocket Party

    Nils Frahm

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 25 min

    Nils Frahm is a piano virtuoso, who started playing the instrument at a young age. He excels at classical pieces as much as improvising contemporary melodies, which he can play for hours on end. He counts the leader of Radiohead as one of his fans, and he undoubtedly wooed over his French audience at this intimate Pocket Party session.

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  • Together For The Children Of Bosnia

    Luciano Pavarotti & Friends

    Year: 1996

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    World-renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti lends his beautifully powerful voice to a good cause, as he and some of his most talented friends get together in support of the displaced children of war torn Bosnia. With famous musicians like soft pop crooner Michael Bolton, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, Irish folk stars the Chieftains, and U2's Bono and The Edge at his side, Pavorotti gives heartfelt performances all the way through this 80 minute event. Much of the proceeds from this video's sale will be donated to War Child's Mostar Music Centre.

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  • Live at Carnegie Hall, NY

    The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 16 min

    The magic of Mozart takes center stage as pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and soprano Dorothea Röschmann join Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra for an evening of Viennese favorites.
    The program includes Mozart's beloved “Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453”, performed by acclaimed pianist and Multi-Grammy Award winner Leif Ove Andsnes, who is rapidly becoming known for his Mozart interpretations, and selections from the composer's opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” with soprano Dorothea Röschmann; the “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppé; and to cap off the evening, “Artist's Life,” “Annen-Polka”, and the Overture to “Die Fledermaus” by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss Jr.
    Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles.

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  • A Mozart Celebration from Berlin

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    In the words of Ben Fong-Torres:
    The soloists—violinist Nikolaj Znaider, soprano Sylvia Schwarts (who’s Spanish, btw), baritone Thomas Quasthoff and double bassist Christof Anacker, are glorious, and are handsomely rewarded with multiple curtain calls. From the overture—“La clemenmza di Tito” through “Symphonie No. 40 in G minor, K.550,” Amadeus’ pieces are masterfully performed.

    Performed in the grandeur of Berlin's foremost opera house, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Mozart Celebration is dedicated to the life's work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This one-time-only gala concert features exuberant Mozart pieces, performed by some of the world’s leading singers and musicians.

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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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  • Europakonzert 2006 from Prague

    Daniel Barenboim And Radek Baborák

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Europa-Konzert from Prague movie was released Aug 28, 2012 by the Euroarts studio. For over 20 years, the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic have celebrated their founding on May 1 with the annual Europa Konzart. Europa-Konzert from Prague movie The 2006 event was an all-Mozart program featuring Daniel Barenboim in his familiar dual role as both solist and conductor. Europa-Konzert from Prague video Sparkling high definition Blu-ray brings the gorgeous Theatre of the Estates in Prague to life, highlighting this historic venue in its timely finery - attired to evoke the 1787 premiere of Don Giovanni, conducted by Mozart himself.

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  • Mahler Symphony No. 6

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 1 hr 29 min

    An invisible thread runs between Claudio Abbado and the Second Symphony, "Resurrection" by Mahler. It is with this work that he made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna in Salzburg at the age of thirty-two and it is this symphony he decides to conduct in August 2003 in Lucerne, with the new orchestra that he helped revive, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

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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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  • Sehnsucht - Münchner Rundfunkorchester

    Jonas Kaufmann

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 58 min

    Beethoven, Mozart, Weber and Wagner, performed by German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, under the direction of Michael Güttler.
    This recital includes masterpieces such as Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön, from The Magic Flute by Mozart, In fernem Land, from Wagner's Lohengrin, the Valkyrie's Winterstürme, or excerpts from Weber's Freischütz.

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  • Live in Vienna (Part 2)

    Lang Lang

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    Filmed live in Vienna s legendary Musikverein concert hall, this release represents Lang Lang s second live recorded recital to date after the best-selling Live at Carnegie Hall in 2004, which marked his international breakthrough as a recording artist.

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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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  • Un Ballo in Maschera Act I

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Year: 1989

    Runtime: 52 min

    The outstanding production of Verdi’s Masked Ball at the Salzburg Festivals 1989 and 1990 was Herbert von Karajan’s legacy to the Festival. Supported by a cast of superlative actor-singers in opulent scenery, Sir George Solti agreed to conduct the opera at short notice after Karajan’s unexpected death in 1989. The production had been expected to be a highlight in Karajan’s series of Verdi operas at Salzburg. Karajan’s celebrated ability to unite a cultivated sound with dramatic effects was known to create extraordinary and highly acclaimed opera events. For Un ballo in maschera Karajan planned something unusual: He would not set the opera in colonial Massachusetts, as the censors had forced Verdi to do when he was composing the work, but in Stockholm in the 1790s at the court of King Gustav III of Sweden, as Verdi had originally conceived his work. Together with the film director John Schlesinger and his stage team, Karajan developed a concept that promised theatrical splendour equal to the musical excellence that the conductor and the handpicked cast of singers would surely provide in collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. But this was not to be: stage rehearsals had already begun for the opening performance of the 1989 festival when Karajan died on 16 July. Therefore it was extraordinarily lucky that a conductor of Sir Georg Solti’s standing, was prepared to undertake the task just a week before the premiere, and with the whole world watching. He and the staging by Hollywood film director John Schlesinger was acclaimed by audience and press alike.

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  • Mahler Symphony No. 9

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 23 min

    This very Italian conductor, born in Milan in 1933, who was for fifteen years the director of the Scala trained in Vienna with Hans Swarowsky is extremely familiar with the culture of Central Europe, of its literature and its fine arts. It is with the Second symphony by Mahler that he chooses to make his debut, at thirty-two, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna. The Youth Orchestra he founded in 1986 bears the name of Gustav Mahler. Since then, Abbado continues to exhale the complex beauty of the Viennese composers’ symphonies in all the concert halls of the world.

    That evening in April 2004 at the Saint Cecilia Academy in Rome, it is with the very same Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra that he conducts Mahler’s last symphony that went unfinished, the Ninth Symphony. Composed in 1909, it was premiered in 912 by Bruno Walter, who was a close friend of the composer and whom Abbado heard conduct in Vienna… In this absolute masterpiece of a symphonic work, Claudio Abbado, one with his orchestra, delivers a very moving interpretation which rises like the most beautiful prayer.

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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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  • 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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  • Live At The Quick

    Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

    Year: 2000

    Runtime: 2 hr 5 min

    Recorded in the summer of 2000, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones’ Live At The Quick features an expanded version of the bluegrass-fusion band’s lineup, featuring guest artists from the band’s eighth album, Outbound.

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  • Live At the Acropolis

    Yanni

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 41 min

    On September 25, 1993, beneath the glow of the Parthenon, an audience assembled to witness Yanni’s extraordinary homecoming. Live At The Acropolis features the acclaimed composer’s most timeless works brought to life with a full band and orchestra.

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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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  • In Confidence with Peter Ustinov

    Luciano Pavarotti

    Year: 1989

    Runtime: 50 min

    A unique conversational programme between Sir Peter Ustinov and Luciano Pavarotti during a few days spent together at Pavarotti’s home in Italy. With footage from performances in Central Park and Hyde Park, Luciano recounts his own life story to Sir Peter in this intimate programme.

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  • Waldbühne 2006- Thousand and One Nights

    Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra

    Year: 2012

    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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  • 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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