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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
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
The DVD presents a unique chance to see Leonard Bernstein conducting Bach’s Magnificat and Stravinsky’s Mass. Recorded in 1977 in Saint Augustine’s Church, London, it is an intimate and moving recording, presenting two of the most important pieces in…
Total running time
54 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
Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is given an electrifying reading by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the great Leonard Bernstein. His innate musicality and commanding presence is complemented by his unbounded energy, embracing the…
Total running time
54 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
The distinguished pianist, composer and teacher Tatiana Nikolayeva (1924-1993) represents the wealth of piano talent that came flooding out of the former Soviet Union during the twentieth century. Because of her closeness to the composer,…
Total running time
164 mins