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Two men without whom the profession of conductor wouldn’t be what it is today. Two men who couldn’t have been any more different from each other: Arturo Toscanini and Wilhelm Furtwängler. One of them was a visionary, rigorously faithful to the…
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52 mins
Prog. No.
5535
The Gypsy Influence investigates the tremendous influence of so-called Gypsy music on classical composers from Haydn to Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, to Lehár and Kálmán, Ligeti and Kurtág. In a second narrative, closely connected to the first, the…
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52 mins
Prog. No.
6805
Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi were the two most celebrated artists of the second half of the last century. Made into hostile enemies by their admirers, the two became untouchable goddesses of the opera. To their fans, Callas was known as “the…
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52 mins
Prog. No.
5536
The Danish Radio Big Band has joined forced with the Canadian crooner to celebrate the iconic legendary Frank Sinatra concerts that took place at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. The concert presents the most beloved evergreens from the American…
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59 mins
Prog. No.
5753
After the pilot episode "Sound-Treck Austria", the second part of the series takes us on a documentary journey through Norway. ­We explore the roots of traditional music in this relatively young nation and trace its modern manifestations. We discover…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6585
Celebrated in his day not only as a great composer he was also admired as an outstanding pianist who was a peerless interpreter of his own works including the piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. It is well known that he was in…
Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
6125
Together with Hans Haffmans, Dutch radio and television presenter, Bernard Haitink is reflecting on his long career and his life and he is looking forward to the future. The film turns out to be a very moving portrait of a man who can’t enjoy his…
Length
49 mins
Prog. No.
6432
Classical music is often thought of as being austere, ponderous and stern. Yet there are examples that were explicitly intended to be the exact opposite. "Carnival of the Animals" is one of those compositions. Regarded as being plain fun by Saint…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
6794
Just before celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the Berlin based Artemis Quartet goes through one of its most turbulent years to date. When the last founding member, cellist Eckart Runge, decides to leave the quartet in 2018, with second violinist…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
6818
SECRET SONG tells the riveting story of the love affair behind the creation of one of the greatest works of 20th-century music— Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite. Featuring performances by Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet, and blending documentary…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
6123