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Sir Peter Hall's outstanding Glyndebourne Festival Opera production of "Fidelio" remains remarkably faithful to the way Beethoven intended the opera to be. He managed to inject fresh excitement and suspense into "Fidelio", providing a perfect…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
3809
This unusual documentary gives you an impression not only of the group but also about their thoughts on music. Also available is "Mr. Big Live In Concert".
Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
0233
The Czech composer based his libretto on the play "Le Voyage de Thésée" by his friend and trusted source of inspiration, Georges Neveux. Martinu is said to have written the opera for Maria Callas. In this production, the role is sung by the…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
0583
Monteverdi is generally regarded as the father of European opera. His "Poppea" is a blood and thunder melodrama, set in Nero's Rome and loaded with passion, jealousy, murder and savage ambition.
Length
151 mins
Prog. No.
0240
Ludwig van Beethoven’s ninth and last symphony is considered one of the highlights of symphonic music. Through the use of song, Beethoven questions the effect of purely instrumental music, and he exerted a sustained influence on all generations of…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
5612
The Alpine Symphony is one of Strauss’ largest non-operatic conceptions, and the composer himself considered it his best-wrought work in terms of its orchestration. Despite its title, it is not a symphony in the generally accepted sense of the word.…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
5613
Norbert Beilharz captures the Swiss choreographer Heinz Spoerli's work methods on film, basing his portrait on the development of the Swiss master's new ballet: "Goldberg Variations".
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0534
This film gives us unique insight into the dedication and involvement of one of the world's greatest conductors. The programme includes footage of rehearsals and performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Gustav…
Length
59 mins
Prog. No.
0561
A magnificent Christmas concert, with music ranging from motets to popular Christmas standards, performed by Leipzig's world famous boys' choir. A fascinating half-hour documentary examines the history of the choir from its foundation in the early…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0562
Recorded during the "Schwetzinger Festspiele" 1989 in the cathedral of Speyer.
Length
97 mins
Prog. No.
0641