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There was probably no other artist, who was involved creatively in so many stages of the development of Jazz music as Duke Ellington . His sonic individuality originated in his peculiar style of composing and arranging, in which he was interweaving…
Total running time
53 mins
John Lewis is famous for his interest in classical music and baroque forms led him to compose fugues for the MJQ. Alexander's Fugue is a great example of these compositions included in "Modern Jazz Quartet". Under Lewis's direction, the quartet…
Total running time
169 mins
Thelonious Monk is famous for his unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Ruby, My Dear", which is part of the "Thelonious Monk Quartet" recording. He is also the second-most-recorded…
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50 mins
Rodrigo at 90 is an intimate portrait of Spain’s best known composer of the 20th century. At the age of ninety, he has lived a life filled with as much tragedy as joy, and his belief in demons rivals his belief in God – but his art has maintained an…
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96 mins
Elliott Carter, a lifetime citizen of New York City, represents almost a century of music history. He is considered worldwide as one of the most important living composers, rooted firmly in the European tradition. For him, the clash of European…
Total running time
90 mins
Conducting Mahler : The film documents the interpretations of Gustav Mahler's compositions by conductors Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado and Simon Rattle, who detail the special relationship they have with Mahler's…
Total running time
132 mins
PIERRE BOULEZ: ECLAT | SUR INCISES Directed by Frank Scheffer and Andy Sommer Eclat is a real study of resonance written for fifteen instruments by Pierre Boulez. It is a kind of “concerto for conductor”, the conductor “composes” and controls the…
Total running time
142 mins
In the fifties, Pierre Henry provoked a scandal by inventing Musique Concrète with Pierre Schaeffer. Music was no longer written with notes on a score for instrumentalists but was based on sounds and noises from our environment., collected, edited…
Total running time
109 mins
Film 1 : Tea recounts how chinese composer Tan Dun wrote the opera Tea, a tragig love story set against the background of the Japanese tea ceremony. He combines eastern and western composition techniques with musical ideas to create a unique sounding…
Total running time
176 mins
This film is about the life of a composer creating in the darkness of a tragic era. As we will see, like most Soviet citizens, Khachaturian hid a complex private life behind a mask of Communist loyalty. Khachaturian was the President of the powerful…
Total running time
133 mins