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In 1741 Johann Sebastian Bach published the fourth and last volume of his most extensive keyboard publication, the Clavier-Übung: an aria and thirty variations known universally as the ‘Goldberg’ Variations. This monumental work, which is about…
Total running time
100 mins
“And the Beethoven! They played Beethoven differently from the way Beethoven had been played before!” Said the composer William Schuman, then president of New York’s Juilliard School of Music, who initiated the Juilliard String Quartet as a resident…
Total running time
109 mins
With his sixteen string quartets, Beethoven forged the backbone of this repertoire. The six quartets Opus 18 show the composer’s mastery of the classical form. In contrast, the five middle quartets burst this form, with a very free treatment of the…
Total running time
567 mins
This legendary quartet has been the authority on Russian string quartet repertoire for more than 60 years. Founded in 1945 and renamed in 1955 after Russian chamber music composer Alexander Borodin, the quartet was so sought after, already in their…
Total running time
125 mins
Brahms is famous for his blend of Classicism in form with a Romantic harmonic idiom that made him the champion of those opposed to the musical innovations of Wagner and Liszt. There is a singular beauty in the music Brahms wrote towards the end of…
Total running time
117 mins
Alfred Brendel is arguably the most outstanding modern exponent of Schubert's piano music currently before the public. He is capable of bringing not only the verve of this music but also its poetic intensity and intellectual depth to life with a…
Total running time
564 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
Featuring great performances from legendary artists of the 20th century, the Classic Archive™ Collector’s Edition offers unique insights in the world of music interpretation of the golden age. This Edition is dedicated to some of the most outstanding…
Total running time
889 mins
Petrushka, interpreted by Alexis Weissenberg and directed by Åke Falck, is a unique example of a musical cinematographic fi lm. This fi lm also had a considerable impact on Alexis Weissenberg’s career. Born in 1929 in Bulgaria, he studied in his…
Total running time
150 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