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The two films on this DVD combine some of the most demanding chamber works ever written. Recorded at the atmospheric Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the Keller Quartet plays a version of Bach’s unfinished masterpiece The Art of the Fugue for string…
Total running time
115 mins
The moving text of the “Stabat Mater” has been an inspiration to many composers from the Renaissance onwards. Luigi Boccherini, a virtuoso cellist and master of chamber music, composed this religious work with profound respect for the text and it’s…
Total running time
49 mins
With this, his only Bach recording, Herbert Blomstedt pays homage to Bach and the city of Leipzig. The DVD was recorded in 2005 at the Leipzig Bach Festival, which is widely regarded as the world’s leading festival celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach.…
Total running time
138 mins
Founded in 1844 as an “exclusive amusement establishment”, the Kroll opera left deep traces in the history of Germany. The Documentary produced by Jörg Moser-Metius tells the remarkable story of this famous opera house by including historical…
Total running time
59 mins
The performances of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle in Stuttgart created a sensation unheard of since the monumental “century” Ring in Bayreuth in the late seventies. “Four operas – four stage directors” was the artistic idea behind the 1999/2000 cycle…
Total running time
229 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
Ton Koopman, a leading authority on Baroque music, gathered his favourite orchestra and eminent Baroque singers for a concert focusing on the Magnificat, the traditional prayer said by the Virgin Mary after hearing that she would bear God’s son. Bach…
Total running time
87 mins
"Jubilee Concert in Buenos Aires": On the afternoon of 19 August 1950, a young boy in short trousers climbed the steps to the stage of the Sala Beyer in Buenos Aires to make his piano début. 50 years later, Daniel Barenboim returned “to the scene of…
Total running time
230 mins
Verdi first presented his Messa da Requiem in the Church of San Marco. It was his emotional response to the death of the Italian national poet Alessandro Manzoni. He poured his entire dramatic skill, the fruit of thirty years of theatrical work, into…
Total running time
119 mins
Live from Salzburg, the opening production of the Festival 2005 and a long forgotten masterpiece: Franz Schreker’s three-act opera Die Gezeichneten. Composed and first performed during the last stages of the First World War, the demanding piece – it…
Total running time
145 mins