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Everything about Piotr Anderszewski is extraordinary: his talent, his repertoire, his constant questioning of his work as a performer. Any film about this highly unconventional pianist owes it to itself to depart from the beaten path: On the…
Total running time
83 mins
A drummer-turned-composer, Steve Reich has produced some of the most vibrant, original and interesting music of our time, with influences as varied as Bach, Stravinsky, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Balinese and Ghanaian percussion. His technique…
Total running time
80 mins
In 2005, Iranian composer Nader Mashayekhi was asked to lead the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. He knew the weak position of Western classical and contemporary music in Iran would make this a difficult task. But he took on the challenge, and after having…
Total running time
85 mins
Carl Maria Giulini was known for his unique way of interacting with an orchestra. He said of himself that it wasn’t his intention to enforce authority, but to “arrive at human contact” with the musicians.It is this very spirit that makes the present…
Total running time
90 mins
The Víctor Ullate Ballet brings to its repertoire a new version of this important,internationally performed classic. Choreographer and artistic director Eduardo Lao emphasizes the comic spirit of Coppélia while keeping the original score written by…
Total running time
88 mins
This film reveals the power of music to provide hope to people in difficult circumstances. Redemption and hope are its themes, as well as overcoming hardship through the unique power and inspiration of music. The film depicts the life journey of the…
Total running time
70 mins
For this production, Christian Spuck was inspired by Claudio Monteverdi’s last opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea. The story of the marriage of the Emperor Nero and Poppea Sabina still brings a chill to audiences today, portraying as it does the cruel…
Total running time
83 mins
A film by Helmut Failoni and Francesco Merini. The prestigious Mozart Orchestra, the last great musical adventure of Maestro Claudio Abbado, narrated following the public and private life of a group of its musicians during the 2013 tour of concerts…
Total running time
70 mins
The Firebird is an exciting one-hour dance special based on the mystical Russian folk tale of enchantment and love, and is set to Stravinsky’s fantastical ballet score. This adaption of James Kudelka’s masterpiece for the stage, combines classical…
Total running time
53 mins
Virtuosity searches for the musical souls of the most gifted young pianists as they try to make a name for themselves at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competiton. The film focusses on this group of young musicians as they articulate their…
Total running time
90 mins