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Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic set off fireworks of good humour and a contagious musical spirit at the traditional New Year’s Eve Concert in 2002. Simon Rattle chose Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant and entertaining musical comedy, “Wonderful…

Total running time
76 mins

This DVD brings together two of the major figures of 20th-century music, Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) and Karl Böhm (1894-1981), in a classical programme of Beethoven and Brahms. The recording of the Beethoven Piano Concerto, filmed in 1967, can…

Total running time
73 mins
A rehearsal under the Austrian conductor Karl Böhm (1894-1981) was a prospect that prompted distinctly mixed feelings among orchestral musicians in Vienna, Berlin, Bayreuth and New York. He was an uncompromising, expert orchestral trainer and an…
Total running time
74 mins
The Belcea Quartet is one of the world’s leading chamber music ensembles, having won many international accolades. Now, with the string quartets, the musicians have rediscovered a gem of twentieth century chamber music. “Here is a composer moving…
Total running time
90 mins

On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Bruckner's death, an International Bruckner festival took place in the composer’s home town of Linz. Paying tribute to the great late romantic composer, Pierre Boulez – himself an enormously successful…

Total running time
80 mins
This DVD documents a true Bruckner celebration. Recorded live in 2006 at the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria, the Cleveland Orchestra performed a sensational Fifth Symphony under Franz Welser-Möst. The Fifth Symphony is Anton Bruckner's (1824–1896…
Total running time
88 mins
Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles. Under their artistic director Franz Welser-Möst they have developed a sound that is perfectly suited to…
Total running time
82 mins
Celebrating Strauss brings into focus the greatest interpreters of Richard Strauss’s compositions. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and been made accessible for home viewing audiences uniting appealing and…
Total running time
60 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
”Classic Archive“ is a new series featuring music DVDs of legendary artists, thus offering – at a sensational mid-range price - a unique view of our classical music heritage. Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), who, without exaggeration, can easily be…
Total running time
90 mins