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  • Puccini: La Bohème

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 5 min

    It seems hard to believe that even during the last century Puccini was greatly underrated by many as a classical composer and indeed his music was considered to be far too melodic. Fortunately today, Puccini's operas have found their rightful place in the repertoires of all the leading Opera companies around the world.
    This production of La Bohème remains true to the period and the libretto of the original score. Inva Mula and Aquiles Machado give masterful performances as Mimi and Rodolfo, as do Laura Giordano, Fabio Maria Capitanucci and, indeed, the rest of the cast, bringing the characters to life and doing full justice to Puccini's magnificent score.

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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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  • Sensuality & Nationalism in Romantic Ballet

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 57 min

    Sensuality and Nationalism in Romantic Ballet shows facets of the 19th century Ballet that illustrate innovations beyond our common understanding of Ballet in this era. It offers a revolutionary focus highlighting the stories and characters of everyday people. This focus is inspired by a combination of dynamic influences from 'national dance'. The Ballet of this era transformed the aesthetics and technique of dance to become the vibrant link to the traditional dance form: classical ballet.

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  • The 12 Cellists - The 40th Anniversary Concert

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 54 min

    Live recording from the Philharmonie, Berlin, 9th May 2012

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  • The Road to Carnegie Hall

    Various Artists

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Fledgling musicians meet symphony's masters in this dramatic, behind-the-scenes look at a life-changing Carnegie Hall concert.

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  • They Came to Play

    Various Artists

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to classically-trained, aged thirty-five to almost eighty, convene in Fort Worth, Texas for a week of intense competition, music and camaraderie. The film the film provides an intimate look into the lives of these colorful, multi-faceted competitors as they strive to balance the demands of work and family with their love of music. Years of dedicated preparation culminate in critical performances before a professional jury and discerning audience during three nerve-wracking elimination rounds.

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  • Verbier Festival 2011

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 3 min

    The Verbier Festival is considered as one of the most important European festivals. Every July, the greatest names of classical music gather during two weeks, among the wonderful landscape of the Swiss Alps for an exceptional concert series.

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  • Gran Fanfare

    Venezuelan Brass Ensemble thomas Clamor

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    EuroArts presents a veritable fireworks display of ambitious pieces for brass orchestra recently performed by a colourful and fascinating young ensemble in Berlin’s prestigious Konzerthaus at the Gendarmenmarkt in the heart of the city. The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble is a highly-acclaimed group with nearly 50 young brass and percussion players drawn from the extraordinary Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. The South American country has one of the most admired and amazingly effective music school systems in the world. Almost all children from the age of 2 get free music lessons in their neighbourhood. They learn to play in ensembles as soon as they can master their instruments. This so-called “sistema” enables most of the poor children in Venezuela to have a focus in life apart from being clothed and fed - thus fighting poverty-related problems at the roots. The results are astonishing, the ensemble playing is near perfect and the “sistema” has brought forth internationally successful musicians like the conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The repertoire of the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble is impressively varied and testifies to the high standard of this young ensemble. With their blend of classical and South American repertoire, these 50 youngsters not only bring audiences to their feet, but demonstrate with a scintillating display of brass music a virtuosity and passion that is nothing short of awesome.

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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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  • Parsifal

    Wagner

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 4 hr 7 min

    Parsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. It was Wagner's last completed opera and in composing it he took advantage of the particular acoustics of his Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Wagner described Parsifal not as an opera, but as "Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel" ("A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage").

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  • Tristan and Isolde

    Wagner

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 4 hr 9 min

    Wagner's supporters say that he took music to new heights of expression here; his detractors say it's the death-knell for melody and structure. It's four hours of aching yearning that does not rest until the last few minutes of the opera.

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  • Summer Night Concert 2015

    Wiener Philharmoniker

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    The Vienna Philharmonic performed its annual Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn, an open-air concert with free admission, in the unique ambience of the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Zubin Mehta conducted the Summer Night Concert with Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist.
    This year's concert, which also represented the opening concert of the Vienna Festival, was attended by 100,000 visitors.
    With this open-air concert in Schönbrunn, the Vienna Philharmonic wishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a special musical experience in the impressive setting of Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful baroque gardens, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

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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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  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live

    Yo Yo Ma

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 56 min

    The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live brings cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile together for a one-night only concert filmed at the House Of Blues in Boston, MA.

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  • Charity Concert for Japan

    Yutaka Sado

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    With this concert Yutaka Sado makes his Philharmonic debut and will be the first Japanese to conduct the renowned orchestra since Seiji Ozawa several years ago.
    Critics have unanimously hailed Yutaka Sado as one of the most enthralling and charismatic conductors of the new generation. The long-time assistant of Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa was awarded the most important conductor’s prizes, e.g. the Premier Grand Prix at the 39th International Conducting Competition and the Grand Prix du Concours International L. Bernstein Jerusalem.

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  • Zubin Mehta & Wiener Philharmoniker: Neujahrskonzert - New Year's Concert 2015

    Zubin Mehta

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    This classical concert captures Zubin Mehta leading the Vienna Philharmonic through a number of selections from Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Josef Srauss, and Eduard Strauss.

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