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Shortly after the Wall came down, the Austrian conductor Otmar Suitner ended his long-standing career at the State Opera in East Berlin. Parkinson syndrome was causing his hands to tremble. A conductor who had achieved world fame at Bayreuth could…
Length
103 mins
Prog. No.
5787
In May 2009, twenty-nine of the world’s best young pianists converged in Fort Worth, Texas for a once in a lifetime chance at gold in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Emmy-winning director Peter Rosen follows these…
Length
92 mins
Prog. No.
5816
Brazil is music: a cultural melting-pot with European, African and Indian roots from which an impressive variety of rhythms, melodies and regional styles are brought to life. This music has been inspiring the national and international music-scene…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
5121
For the first time in Africa, an African organisation, Roll Back Malaria, and Africa’s biggest music star, Youssou N'Dour, organised this spring in Senegal a weekend music festival - AFRICA LIVE 2005 - featuring the top African bands in order to…
Length
104 mins
Prog. No.
7301
The film tells the story of classical black singing set against the background of black emancipation in politics and society. We hear the great Afro-American singers talk about their views. Historical and contemporary film extracts.
Length
102 mins
Prog. No.
5022
The man who “made” Brazilian music - Meet Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben Jor and of course the man himself: André Midani! Based on his autobiography „MUSIC, IDOLS AND POWER - VINYL TO DOWNLOAD“ this unique…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
5873
Alongside his classical career, the remarkable violinist Gilles Apap regularly teaches Western classical music to the students of the Benares University in India. In this documentary, Gilles Apap takes us on a musical journey from his house in the…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
7304
Length
115 mins
Prog. No.
5866
A documentary with extraordinary and previously unpublished material about the “world‘s foremost composer of tango music” – Astor Piazzolla. The Argentine bandoneon player and composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) revolutionized the tango. His tango…
Length
94 mins
Prog. No.
7884
Like music lovers the world over, John Nelson believes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of Western music. For years, he has cherished the dream of performing this masterwork in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris with the…
Length
109 mins
Prog. No.
7307