It's not that people don't like classical music. It's that they don't have the chance to understand and to experience it.
Zuzana - Music is Life
A story of love, tyranny and triumph
Zuzana: Music is Life is the dark and triumphant story told by Zuzana Ruzickova, 90, and how she became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia after surviving three concentration camps during her teenage years. Zuzana’s story is remarkable not just because she returned to Czechoslovakia after the war to fulfill her childhood dream of a career in music; but also in how she navigated political and religious persecution while becoming a tour-de-force in concerts and competitions around the world. As she reveals her life of hope and fear, the little-known story of Czechoslovakia emerges, from the promise of 1930s democracy to the Nazi invasion, followed by the grinding brutality of forty years of Soviet occupation. Zuzana transcends the personal as she shares her story, in a deeply affecting look at the redemptive power of art during the Czech Republic’s turbulent 20th century.
Waldbühne 2016 – Czech Night
This is also his first appearance with the orchestra since his debut in 2010, with an interpretation of the two major Czech national composers, Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorak. •With his orchestra cycle Ma vlast, Smetana created a musical portrait of his home country; particularly the second part, The Moldau, came to stand as the embodiment of Czech music. Smetana combines rhythmic and melodic elements of Czech folklore with stylistic devices of Western symphonic music. •The same applies for Antonin Dvorak, fashioning his own musical language, shaped by the Bohemian idiom, in the Slavonic Dances. Thus his Sixth Symphony contains many allusions to Czech folk songs and dances that are typical of Dvorak’s music.
"The Tchaikovsky Files" wins ECHO Klassik 2016
We are proud to announce that our DVD production The Tchaikosky Files by Ralf Pleger won the ECHO Klassik 2016 in the category “Music DVD/Blu-ray Recording (Documentary)”.
This documentary brings the Russian composer to the present - radically: Based on Tchaikovsky‘s diaries and letters, director Ralf Pleger discovers an entirely new side and sketches an entirely different profile of the man whose mind and talent brought us Swan Lake. The film focuses on what it meant for Tchaikovsky, a homosexual man, to have to live his life in a homophobic environment.
"It is incredible for “The Tchaikovsky Files – Confessions of a Composer” to be awarded with the ECHO Klassik! I am beyond excited! This important prize proves that Tchaikovsky’s biography is germane and ubiquitous; his story is not a distant memory but very much contemporary. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who participated in this movie, with Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion and ZDF / Arte leading the way. But above all, I would like to thank Pyotr Tchaikovsky who I consider to be one of the best film composers of all times."
Worldwide TV distribution of The Tchaikovsky Files is also handled by EuroArts.
Available on DVD on our Label.
Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus
The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in an European city of cultural significance. This year’s concert takes the orchestra to one of the most mythical places in its history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite.
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EuroArts Showreel 2017
It was premiered at the Avant Première 2017 in Berlin - take a look at the EuroArts Showreel 2017.