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Celebrating Strauss brings into focus the greatest interpreters of Richard Strauss’s compositions. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and been made accessible for home viewing audiences uniting appealing and…
Total running time
60 mins
The Classic Archive collection presents two unreleased performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. and the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Both pieces are technically…
Total running time
62 mins
Roman Zaslavsky is a master of piano technique that espouses nuance without resorting to arbitrary mannerisms. He first gained recognition by taking 1st prize - the Primer Gran Premio - at the José Iturbi International Music Competition in Valencia,…
Total running time
63 mins
This classic archive DVD features three outstanding representatives of the French Piano School. Vlado Perlemuter, who worked closely with Ravel on many of his compositions, demonstrates in this Paris recording of 1966 his superb mastery of the…
Total running time
66 mins
The Gala presented by the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2011 in support of Aids-related charities brought together the cream of Europe’s opera singers, in a programme of well-lover operatic excerpts, from Rossini, through Verdi to Wagner. Conducting was…
Total running time
75 mins
Lars Vogt’s performances at the 2011 Verbier Festival, in the Swiss Alps, offer a thoughtprovoking and varied programme. Works by some of the leading composers of the classical repertoire – Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms – receive a…
Total running time
75 mins
Both come from Buenos Aires, both have made global careers for themselves. Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim are not only fellow countrymen; they also both began to give concerts in their youth, as soloists and with an orchestra. In addition, the…
Total running time
76 mins
Roman Zaslavsky understands how to contrast the two ingenious opposites Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt side by side, on one recording giving each one his due, thus offering a completely new approach to their music and also to two rather different…
Total running time
76 mins
Rossini’s first staged opera already contains all the elements that would take the music world by storm in Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’italiana in Algeri and La Cenerentola in the years to come: melodic inventiveness, ingenious connections between…
Total running time
82 mins
“On wings of song” – Heine’s words and Mendelssohn’s immortal melody, sung here by the inimitable Rita Streich, perfectly encapsulate the spirit of this collection. Six of the greatest voices of the last half-century perform a range of familiar music…
Total running time
82 mins