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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
Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the art technology, Classic Archive features great performances from legendary artists, offering a unique historical glimpse into our classical heritage. Beautifully crafted biography of the legendary…
Total running time
74 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…
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90 mins
The composer Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, a few miles outside Paris, in 1862. While a pupil at the Conservatoire, he composed music that did not conform to the theory of the times. He contradicted his teachers by claiming that…
Total running time
74 mins
Claudio Abbado - Hearing the Silence conveys an intensely moving view on one of the leading musicians of our time. In several interviews, Abbado is talking about artistical, musical and biographical aspects of his life. The film shows excerpts from…
Total running time
67 mins
Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, composed between 1861 and 1868, continues to inspire musicians and audiences to this day. His requiem is addressed to the living, who are to be offered comfort in this world and freed from fear of death. This…
Total running time
79 mins
Claudio Arrau was considered the complete pianist because he went beyond mere technique, and took listeners into the mind of the composer as if he were a medium through whom the composer was speaking. He was therefore known universally as ‘The…
Total running time
85 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
David Oistrakh was one of those legendary musicians whose art of playing continues to influence violinists today. Along with Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein and Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh is universally recognized not only as one…
Total running time
75 mins
Volume IV of the 20 part DVD series “Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music” features one of the world’s most eminent and renowned orchestras with a signature piece of 20th century composition. The Berlin Philharmonic present Béla Bartók's…
Total running time
68 mins