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Symphony No. 39 is the first of a set of three (his last symphonies) that Mozart composed in rapid succession during the summer of 1788. No. 40 was completed on 25 July and No. 41 on 10 August. Nikolaus Harnoncourt argues that Mozart composed the…
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30 mins
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, also known as the Linz Symphony during a stopover in the Austrian town of Linz as he and his wife travelled back home to Vienna from Salzburg in late 1783. The entire symphony was…
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32 mins
Legendary recording by Yehudi Menuhin from the Charlie Chaplin Studios, Hollywood, 1947 In 1947, the first concert film in film history was shot in Hollywood: Concert Magic. Yehudi Menuhin and other internationally renowned performers performed…
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44 mins
Songs and music from hidden film treasures, the sound of nostalgia on film. A series of beautiful, romantic songs from iconic love scenes are performed by singers from the Danish National Vocal Ensemble accompanied by cello, piano, saxophone, and…
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31 mins
Daniel Barenboim, the universally admired interpreter of Beethoven’s music, is both - pianist and conductor - in these celebrated performances of the Beethoven Piano Concertos. At the Ruhr Piano Festival, Daniel Barenboim performed these…
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198 mins
Fostering young musical talents was particularly dear to Claudio Abbado’s heart. Abbado founded the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2003. In this orchestra, he united the world’s best young musicians from youth orchestras. The Lucerne Festival…
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107 mins
These recordings pay tribute to the legendary Herbert von Karajan. We see the incomparable Maestro in rehearsals and performances of two works that were close to his heart: Schumann’s Symphony No.4 and Beethoven’s Symphony No.5. Recorded in Vienna…
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140 mins
In November 2004 a new name caused listeners to prick up their ears on the international orchestral scene: under Claudio Abbado’s artistic guidance the Orchestra Mozart came into being. It combines both young instrumentalists on the threshold of a…
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100 mins
Claudio Abbado once remarked that, “With Beethoven, you never stop learning“ and indeed: the 75-year-old Milanese maestro has constantly reworked the symphonies of the master from Bonn (1770-1827). With this box containing all nine Beethoven…
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413 mins
The Waldbühne Concert given by the Berliner Philharmoniker marks the end of the 2009/10 season. More recently visitors to the orchestra’s Waldbühne concerts have been regaled by some of the greatest opera singers of our age, including such operatic…
Total running time
125 mins