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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
Bieitos interpretation of Wagner‘s Lohengrin deals with love, hate, jealousy and hope, but above all with man‘s imperative need to believe in something. To visualise these two contrasting worlds, Bieito creates two settings on stage: the world of…
Length
220 mins
Prog. No.
6582
The main focus of the Easter Festival 2013, held for the first time with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, will be on the four performances of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The principal…
Length
163 mins
Prog. No.
5956
Mozart's masterpiece is recorded in an unrivalled performance conducted by Daniel Barenboim and stage directed by the famous movie-director and writer Doris Dörrie. Her colourful production is combining Mozart’s bitter-sweet story of love and…
Length
180 mins
Prog. No.
5223
This recording came from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence at the occasion of the festival’s 60th anniversary in 2008. A co production with the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna) where it received its premiere in May 2006, this production is a truly…
Length
86 mins
Prog. No.
7835
Haendel composed only episodically for the church: the Dixit Dominus is a psalm written during his stay in Rome, based on the Venetian models with borrowed Gregorian singing. We are stroke by the wealth of the words we hear: emotion pierces the mind…
Length
105 mins
Prog. No.
6531
Charpentier’s most famous Te Deum – he wrote four – overawes in exultant D Major, with an eight-part ensemble and show-stealing trumpets and timpani. It is no great surprise then that this work – and especially its instrumental prelude – became a hit…
Length
81 mins
Prog. No.
5534
Since its founding over 500 years ago the Wiener Sängerknaben, a.k.a. Vienna Boys' Choir, has been a fixed attraction in musical life. A number of important musicians have been connected with the famous choir. Joseph Haydn, and Franz Schubert for…
Length
68 mins
Prog. No.
5516
This series of TV programmes presents the very best of the 16th Verbier Festival with worldwide renowned artists such as Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, René Pape, Joshua Bell, and Philippe Jaroussky. Furthermore, a group of renowned artist such as…
Length
65 mins
Prog. No.
7910
What if our minds could live forever? Recent advances in artificial intelligence and neuroscience mean that we will soon be able to map our memories and experiences, and to use these data to build a digital consciousness identical with our own. These…
Length
79 mins
Prog. No.
6854