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The most extraordinary virtuoso in musical history must surely be Franz Liszt. This documentary, featuring many leading Liszt experts (including Charles Rosen, Leslie Howard, Antonio Pappano and Evgeny Kissin), concentrates on his earlier years when…
Total running time
62 mins
The Classic Archive collection presents two unreleased performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. and the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Both pieces are technically…
Total running time
62 mins
The DVD series “Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music” features one of the world’s most fascinating pianists, highlighting piano repertoire from the Romantic period. Martha Argerich – often regarded as the greatest pianist of our time - plays…
Total running time
63 mins
Roman Zaslavsky is a master of piano technique that espouses nuance without resorting to arbitrary mannerisms. He first gained recognition by taking 1st prize - the Primer Gran Premio - at the José Iturbi International Music Competition in Valencia…
Total running time
63 mins
To commemorate the bombardment of Dresden on 13 February 1945, the Dresden Philharmonic, conducted by Michael Sanderling, performed Shostakovich’s epic 15th Symphony in Dresden’s new concert hall.
Total running time
64 mins

As part of the Mozart celebrations for the composer’s 250th birthday in 2006, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Manfred Honeck, perform W.A. Mozart’s most famous work related to or composed in Prague. The young clarinetist Sharon…

Total running time
66 mins

This classic archive DVD features three outstanding representatives of the French Piano School. Vlado Perlemuter, who worked closely with Ravel on many of his compositions, demonstrates in this Paris recording of 1966 his superb mastery of the…

Total running time
66 mins
Uniquely, Django Reinhardt fits several simultaneous archetypes. He is the streetwise kid turned celebrity. He is the miraculous surivor of an accident who went on to overcome his handicap. He is the illiterate who used musical notes as a universal…
Total running time
66 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
Introducing Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance, it also includes an insightful documentary, in…
Total running time
67 mins