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  • Semyon Bychkov And Wiener Philharmoniker - Summer Night Concert

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Live at the Red Butte Garden

    The Piano Guys

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr

    The outdoor concert special from the remarkable classical/pop music stylists filmed at stunning Red Butte Garden in Utah, as seen on Public Television PLUS three bonus performances.

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  • The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood

    The Silk Road Ensemble

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

    Live from Tanglewood, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville, features an exhilarating Silk Road Ensemble concert performance filmed at the 2012 Tanglewood festival. This concert celebrates fifteen years of the Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma’s limitless collective whose collaborative vision is to connect the world’s neighborhoods by bringing together artists and audiences. From flashy surf guitar sounds to ninth century Chinese poetry, from modular playlists to Egyptian rhythms, the Silk Road Ensemble mixes the modern and the traditional, breaking boundaries of ethnicity and era.

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  • Mozart Don Giovanni

    Thomas Hengelbrock

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 2 hr 55 min

    Philipp Himmelmann's staging of Don Giovanni boasts a star cast: Erwin Schrott performs in his signature role alongside Anna Netrebko.

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  • The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Year: 2000

    Runtime: 46 min

    TOS's THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS EVE - is a unique fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. Narrated by award-winning actor Ossie Davis, the production takes us on a journey of a runaway little girl's decision to return to her family after she enters a rundown theater for shelter and encounters an old caretaker who guides her on her journey. This magical story - which features appearances from Atlantic recording artists Jewel and Michael Crawford - was filmed entirely on location at the newly refurbished and historic Loews Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, New Jersey, and includes performances of such tracks as "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day,".

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ballet's Greatest Hits

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Presented by Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest dance education initiative, and subject of the award-winning ballet documentary “First Position,” “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” presents a one-of-a-kind glimpse of ballet from today and yesterday. The film is hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, and stars leading figures from the world of ballet. Dancers such as Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Marcelo Gomes, Veronika Part and Hee Seo from American Ballet Theatre, Taras Domitro and Maria Kochetkova of San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet favorites Ashley Bouder and Daniel Ulbricht, Matthew Golding of Dutch National Ballet, Alejandro Virelles of Boston Ballet and Greta Hodgkinson of National Ballet of Canada perform iconic roles from the classical repertoire including Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Flames of Paris and Don Quixote. Audiences will gain special insight from backstage interviews with the performers and ballet luminaries such as Alexei Ratmansky, Angel Corella, Benjamin Millepied, Edward Villella, Jose Manuel Carreño, Mathieu and Denys Ganio, Matthew Bourne, Susan Jaffe and many others. See them dance, hear them talk and feel their passion in a unique dialogue between ballet’s history and its present.

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No 6

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 13 min

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

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 1

    Various Artists

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 18 min

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

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 2

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 26 min

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

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 3

    Various Artists

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 28 min

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

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 4

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 31 min

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

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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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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 26 min

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

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8

    Various Artists

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 20 min

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

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  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 41 min

    In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Beethoven's
    piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this
    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. Conducting and playing at the
    same time, Barenboim chose his orchestra of almost two decades, the Staatskapelle Berlin,
    which he has praised warmly for its exceptional, dark and warm sound. With a tradition
    reaching back to 1570, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.
    Barenboim plays Beethoven brings together two musical masterminds.

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  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 35 min

    In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Beethoven's
    piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this
    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. Conducting and playing at the
    same time, Barenboim chose his orchestra of almost two decades, the Staatskapelle Berlin,
    which he has praised warmly for its exceptional, dark and warm sound. With a tradition
    reaching back to 1570, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.
    Barenboim plays Beethoven brings together two musical masterminds.

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  • Berliner Philharmoniker: Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 30 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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  • Berliner Philharmoniker: Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 39 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. 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. 7

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 43 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. 8

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 32 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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  • Black and White Ballets

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

    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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  • Caballé - beyond the music

    Various Artists

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 1 hr 39 min

    A documentary feature film about one of the most important voices in history. This film accompanies Montserrat Caballé on a trip through the most significant cities, historical performances and audio recordings of her life, including testimonies of those who, through a professional or personal relationship, can help us understanding Montserrat, the person and Caballé, the diva.
    This film is a complex and passionate portrait of a woman who can only be described as a myth. Yet our objective is to get the truth which lies beyond the myth of this extraordinary performer – her sensitivity and vitality underscore her uncontested place as one of the greatest communicators of the Twentieth Century. The film unveils the human side of her personality as well as pay homage to her stunnung career.
    Her ability to reach millions of devoted fans is not so much a result of her superb technical abilities and apparently limitless endurance, but mainly due to her ability to express her most sincere and deepest feelings.
    While a composer may have created a masterwork, it is up to the interpreter to communicate the composer’s emotions to the public, to share their fears and moments of joy together. It is only from a deep understanding of the human condition that one can move so many millions of people for as long as Montserrat Caballé has done.

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  • Cunning Little Vixen

    Various Artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Nicholas Hytner's enchanting production, sung in the original Czech, is conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, a master of the best Janacek style. Through myriad shifts of scene, the episodic story is presented in brightly-colored sets and costumes of blissful innocence and simplicity, designed by Bob Crowley. Jean-Claude Gallotta's choreography for the insects and animals, and Jean Kalman's lighting add to the nostalgically poetic effect of the whole. With Thomas Allen as the Forester, the cast includes Eva Jenis, Hanna Minutillo, Richard Novak and Ivan Kusnjer. This live recording comes from the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiec - Donizetti La Favorite

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 37 min

    In the autumn of 2016 the Bavarian State Opera staged Donizetti’s La Favorite in the original French version, with Elīna Garanča making her debut in the title role in a staged production of this grand opéra. Director Amélie Niermeyer’s dense and minutely choreographed production had the intimacy of a chamber opera, the tiniest gestures shedding light on the action and allowing Niermeyer to bring out the opera’s feminist potential. Alongside the Fernand of Matthew Polenzani and the Alphonse of Mariusz Kwiecień, Elīna Garanča painted the portrait of a woman who, able to see through others’ motives, is overcome by disillusionment but who by controlling her two lovers succeeds in remaining their superior.

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  • Europakonzert 2009

    Various Artists

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

    This year’s Europa Konzert takes place in Naples, Riccardo Muti’s hometown. The charismatic conductor together with Violeta Urmana, one of the leading sopranos in the Italian dramatic genre, and the Berliner Philharmoniker present the overture of Verdi’s magnificent opera “La Forza del Destino” and “La canzone dei ricordi” by Giuseppe Martucci, who died in Naples. Schubert’s “Great Symphony” completes this fantastic concert at the formidable Teatro San Carlo.

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  • Great Conversations in Music: The Composers

    Various Artists

    Year:

    Runtime: 54 min

    The programs for "Great Conversations in Music" were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. The four-part series was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 2001 and produced and directed by Peter Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Filmed between December 2001 and March 2003 at the Library of Congress and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the television series spotlighted distinguished pianists, string players, composers and conductors and offered engaging and informative discussions led by Istomin on the state of the art of music. During his more than six decades as a world-class pianist, Eugene Istomin developed close friendships with nearly all of the great names in classical music; he drew on some of these in the closing years of his life to make this series of programs for the Library of Congress. Some of the treasures from the Library's collections sparked lively dialogues among the participants in this series concerning performance practice and pedagogy; the Library of Congress is home to the world's largest repository of music manuscripts and memorabilia, including manuscripts of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Copland and Bloch. In this presentation composers Milton Babbit, Richard Danielpour, Lowell Liebermann, George Perle, Ned Rorem, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich join Istomin to discuss and argue about the strong feelings and controversies surrounding modern contemporary music and the challenges that programming their music presents. The composers talk about their lifelong struggles to achieve recognition, but express pride in their collective status as representatives of the avant-garde.

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  • Great Conversations in Music: The Conductors

    Various Artists

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 57 min

    Great Conversations In Music was created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. The four-part series was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 2001 and produced and directed by Peter Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Filmed between December 2001 and March 2003 at the Library of Congress and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the television series spotlighted distinguished pianists, string players, composers and conductors and offered engaging and informative discussions led by Istomin on the state of the art of music. During his more than six decades as a world-class pianist, Eugene Istomin developed close friendships with nearly all of the great names in classical music; he drew on some of these in the closing years of his life to make this series of programs for the Library of Congress. Some of the treasures from the Library's collections sparked lively dialogues among the participants in this series concerning performance practice and pedagogy; the Library of Congress is home to the world's largest repository of music manuscripts and memorabilia, including manuscripts of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Copland and Bloch.

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  • Great Conversations in Music: The Pianist

    Various Artists

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 57 min

    The programs for "Great Conversations in Music" were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. The four-part series was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 2001 and produced and directed by Peter Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Filmed between December 2001 and March 2003 at the Library of Congress and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the television series spotlighted distinguished pianists, string players, composers and conductors and offered engaging and informative discussions led by Istomin on the state of the art of music. During his more than six decades as a world-class pianist, Eugene Istomin developed close friendships with nearly all of the great names in classical music; he drew on some of these in the closing years of his life to make this series of programs for the Library of Congress

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  • Hans Van Manen Festival

    Various Artists

    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.
    This gala event includes stunning performances from internationally renowned ballerinas Uliana Lopatkina, Lucia Lacarra and the brightest stars of Dutch dance including Larissa Lezhnina and Igone de Jongh of Dutch National Ballet and the young talent of Nederlands Dans Theater. Recorded at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, with behind the scenes footage and interviews.

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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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  • Keeping Score - Stravinsky the Rite of Spring

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 46 min

    Hear work that shocked the opening night audiences. Follow the score and see the ballet, with insights from MTT and musicians of the San Francisco Symphony. Also hear an interview about the reconstruction of the ballet and costumes with dance historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer.

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  • Keeping Score Copland and the American Sound

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, Rodeo—these pieces sound unmistakably American. But this “American sound” we take for granted has existed for only a hundred years or so. And in many ways this sound was the creation of one man, Aaron Copland.

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  • Keeping Score Shostakovich Symphony No 5

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 48 min

    In 1937 Russia, at the height of Stalin’s purges, the Communist Party strongly denounced Dmitri Shostakovich’s most recent works. Fearing for his life, the young composer wrote a symphony ending with a rousing march. But to many, the triumph rang hollow. Even today, people wonder just what Shostakovich was trying to say. Was the symphony meant to celebrate Stalin’s regime? Or did it contain hidden messages protesting the very system it seemed to support?

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  • Kremerata

    various artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    Gidon Kremer is, and has always been, one of the most headstrong and original artists in the music business and he was once hailed by Herbert von Karajan as the world’s best violinist. He celebrated his 60th birthday in 2007 and he has always kept himself young musically with his spontaneity and a readiness to take risks. In his artistic development over the past 25 years, Kremer often found himself functioning as a crossover figure as he discovered fresh routes through well-trodden paths in music. It was in this spirit, that his fine young ensemble Kremerata Baltica, which he founded by bringing together young musicians from the Baltic states, presents music by Mahler, Shostakovish, Sibelius, Sallinen, Piazzola, Rota and a cycle called “Sempre Primavera” compiled by himself.

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  • Mariinsky Ballet - Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker

    Various Artists

    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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  • 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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  • 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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