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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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  • 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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  • Notte Magica: A Tribute to The Three Tenors

    Il Volo

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 1 min

    On July 7, 1990, a magical night took place in Rome: Jose Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti sang together for the very first time in one of the most evocative temples of opera, the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome giving life to the biggest classical music project of the century, The Three Tenors. Twenty-six years later, worldwide platinum selling artists, Il Volo, pay tribute to the event and to the Three Maestri with their new album of a live concert event, Notte Magica A Tribute to The Three Tenors. The concert took place on July 1st at the Piazza Santa Croce, one of the most beautiful plazas in Florence with the famous Teatro Massimo di Palermo orchestra. Il Volo performed some of the most famous Neapolitan songs and arias from the Italian and international operatic repertoire all of which were sung by the original Three Tenors. As a special guest, Maestro Plácido Domingo conducted almost half of the program and joined Il Volo singing the classic Non ti scordar di me. Although Il Volo were not yet born when The Three Tenors first performed, they grew up listening to them, being fascinated and inspired by their voices and legendary achievements. Now, Il Volo delivers this music to a younger audience so they can experience the same emotions from that long ago magical night.

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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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  • 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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  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5

    Daniel Barenboim

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 44 min

    In November 2007, Daniel Barenboim completed a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this DVD recording reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. Daniel Barenboim is one of the most prolific and high-profile artists performing on international stages today and Beethoven’s masterpieces have been a key part of his repertoire throughout his career, both as conductor and as pianist. Beethoven himself was a keyboard virtuoso of almost awesome abilities who created a sensation wherever he played. It is no wonder, therefore, that the piano was central to Beethoven’s overall output. Daniel Barenboim, artistic personality and former wunderkind, long an essential part of the international musical scene both on the conductor’s podium and at the piano, is the perfect match for this demanding music.

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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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  • 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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  • Un Ballo in Maschera Act II

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Year: 1989

    Runtime: 1 hr 25 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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  • 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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  • Neujahrs konzert New Years Concert 2017

    Gustavo Dudamel And Wiener Philharmoniker

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 2 hr 29 min

    Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert 2017 live from the Golden Hall in Vienna.

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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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  • Hollywood In Vienna The World Of James Horner

    David Newman

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    "Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner" was created by Sandra Tomek. The live performance includes music from his favourite movies Titanic, Brave Heart, A Beautiful Mind and many more.

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

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 16 min

    The Opening Night Gala 2011/2012 of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra features keyboard legend Herbie Hancock who joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic for a high-spirited celebration of quintessential American composer George Gershwin. The concert begins with the iconic Tin Pan Alley composer’s Cuban Overture and his beloved An American In Paris. Then the multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist joins Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform arguably Gershwin’s most famous work, the jazz hued Rhapsody in Blue.

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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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  • Live at Loreley

    Placido Domingo

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 45 min

    Placido Domingo performing on the spectacular stage near the famous Loreley rock! He is joined by the two sopranos Angel Blue, who has been described by Placido as ‘the next Leontyne Price’, and Micaëla Oeste, who was a member of the ‘Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist’ program with Washington National Opera, where she triumphed after stepping in mid-performance as Ophelie in Hamlet.

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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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  • 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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  • Berliner Philharmoniker: Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 38 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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  • 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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  • Waldbühne 2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker Andris Nelsons

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 41 min

    For 20 years now EuroArts has produced the annual summer concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    at one of the most appealing European outdoor amphitheatres - the Waldbühne in Berlin.
    Under the baton of the young Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, together with the 1st concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto as a soloist, the Berliner Philharmoniker musically focus on Tchaikovsky.
    The charismatic conductor Nelsons has been Music Director of the City of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 2008, enjoying a critically acclaimed first few seasons. Over the next seasons he will continue collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, New York Philharmonic, and others.

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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 - 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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