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The marvellous Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires was joined by Pierre Boulez and the Berlin Philharmonic for the European Concert 2003. Since 1991, when the Berlin Philharmonic gave their first European Concert, this annual musical summit in…
Total running time
120 mins
Live from St Thomas’s Church – the church for which Bach conceived most of his works – comes a concert performed by the man who introduced Bach to the world of Jazz and vice versa. In 1959, Jacques Loussier hit upon the idea that was to make his…
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112 mins
In summer 2006, the incomparable Martha Argerich presented an all Schumann programme in honour of the great romantic composer’s anniversary year. Recorded live at the beginning of June 2006 at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the programme comprised…
Total running time
94 mins
Zubin Mehta, at the age of only twenty-six, became the youngest person ever to head a major American orchestra, and in sixteen years as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic he elevated the orchestra to international top rank. These…
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110 mins
Who would have thought it? An American orchestra performing in North Korea! Hundreds of millions watched this historic New York Philharmonic concert on television in February 2008 and for a few hours the cold war hostilities seemed to be forgotten.…
Total running time
159 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
Murray Perahia has often been described as an aristocrat of the piano, and with good reason. There is, however, nothing exclusive or “intellectual”, let alone academic, about his playing. His commanding vision, like his supremely polished virtuosity,…
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176 mins
A “triumph of remembrance,” wrote Die Welt following this stirring concert given by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Seiji Ozawa and with Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist. It left its audience hovering between hushed reverence and deafening exultation.…
Total running time
123 mins
A true celebration, ushering in the New Year with one of the finest orchestras and greatest conductors in the world. The 2007 Gala from Berlin features the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle in Alexander Borodin’s Second Symphony, a richly…
Total running time
91 mins