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“Jazz is more than just a style of music”, says Amro Salah. “It’s about freedom.” Salah, a jazz pianist, is an enthusiastic promoter of the genre. Every year he organises the Cairo Jazz Festival, but doesn’t view himself as a festival director: He is…
Length
82 mins
Prog. No.
6441
The collection “Classic Archive” presents great performances by legendary artists, remastered using the latest digital technology and enhanced with commentary for today’s audiences. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
7505
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,…
Length
68 mins
Prog. No.
8541
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,…
Length
69 mins
Prog. No.
8542
Gennady Rozhdestvensky was the first Russian conductor to be appointed head of major Western orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra 1978-81 and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 1981. Born in 1931, he made his début at the Bolshoi a year…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
7850
Today’s Classic Archive pays tribute to cello prodigy Jacqueline du Pré, who left an indelible mark on the history of her instrument over the course of her foreshortened career. Born into a musical family, Jacqueline Du Pré is seen here accompanied…
Length
25 mins
Prog. No.
7492
Today’s Classic Archive pays homage to violinist Isaac Stern, who we find at the height of his powers, accompanied on the piano by Alexander Zakin, in a 1965 concert for the Jeunesses Musicales de France, the Musical Youth of France. Although he was…
Length
27 mins
Prog. No.
7491
The “Bolero”, originally composed as a ballet, is Maurice Ravel's most successful work at all. The world famous melody of the “Bolero” has been featured in popular music, motion pictures and even video games. Pianist and writer Paul Roberts vividly…
Length
15 mins
Prog. No.
5610
Otto Klemperer was one of the most important conductors of the 20th century and certainly one of the most original and atypical figures among the great German maestros, in complete opposition with the “romantic” vein personified by such as Bruno…
Length
80 mins
Prog. No.
7484
The Istomin-Rose Trio was undoubtedly the most brilliant ensemble of this type after the war. It brought together three major figures in American music who travelled together around the world winning huge public acclaim. Classic Archive has dedicated…
Length
73 mins
Prog. No.
7486