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This LOFT production was co-produced with the BR and ORF and is a comprehensive portrait of Friedrich Gulda, pianist of the century and „enfant terrible“ of the classical music establishment. We have interwoven archive material dating from his…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
6350

This documentary on the unconventional life and ground-breaking music of the Russian pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) sheds light on the mystical ideas which inspired him. He became consumed by a vision of a union of the arts, a…

Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
6358
In 2008 Mark Andre was assigned by the Staatsoper Stuttgart to write an opera, to be directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito. The subject was to be a tale that had fascinated the composer since he was a little child: the disappearance of Jesus…
Length
59 mins
Prog. No.
6078
Jacqueline du Pré caught the public imagination when she was still in her teens. That happened not only because she was one the finest performing musicians that Britain has ever produced - one of the very finest - but because she had a quality that…
Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
3689
The earth on which we live silently remembers the catastrophies of our history but if we listen to the silence of the earth it will remind us of the fate of others who lived before us and from whose suffering we may yet learn. A television film by…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
3692
Waltz, a revolutionary thing? Historically, it was the first dance having couples clasping each other, men and women hugging, whirling to the rhythm of its music to the point of giddiness and rapture. A dance with a triple time rhythm both simple and…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
7808
German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, and his writings on Jews were later embraced by Hitler and the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner‘s closest associates were Jews - young…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
6478
Waltraud Meier‘s talent, perfectionism, charisma, unmatched stage presence, text studies and complete devotion to the art of singing have not only made her one of the greatest opera singers of our time, but also one of the most significant performers…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6480
«Voyage to Cythera» is a documentary about Luciano Berio's composition Sinfonia. The film concentrates on the third part of the composition, which consists of a number of musical quotes from composers like Mahler, Stravinsky, Boulez, Schönberg and…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7754
On the 8th of June 1968 Vladimir Ashkenazy, with his Icelandic wife and their two children, arrived at their new home in Reykjavik in Iceland. It was a crucial moment in their lives. They had left the Soviet Union, with the help of Nikita Kruschev…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
3637