126 results

Bedrich Smetana "Die Moldau"

Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
5301

Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) has been called a “musical giant”, a “magician” “a brilliant lion-tamer” and an enfant terrible of classical music. He was famous for refuting the commercial aspects of the music business, which makes his rare…

Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
6036

This recording provides us with a portrait of a man whose conducting technique contrasts fascinatingly with that of the other conductors in the "Great Conductors" series. Sir Georg Solti's rehearsal and performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture…

Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5303

Hector Berlioz "Rakoczy Marsch"

Length
28 mins
Prog. No.
5304

Ludwig van Beethoven Overture "Leonore"

Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
5297

Hallelujah is full of dramatic contrasts, both visually and musically - from the grandeur of the full orchestra and chorus to the simplicity of two choir boys singing a prayer on the Nave steps.

Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
3812

Carlos Kleiber is far too sensitive and self-critical to maintain an broken relationship with the public. He hates routine, and his appearances are often months apart - one reason why his agreement to this film recording was considered quite a coup…

Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
5299
In 1808 the composer and violinist Louis Spohr was invited to a rehearsal in Beethoven's house of the D Major Piano Trio, Opus 70, No.1 known as The Ghost, and wrote of the occasion: "It was not an enjoyable experience. First of all the piano was…
Length
29 mins
Prog. No.
3639
Carlos Kleiber is paradox - a conductor who dislikes performing in public. Son of the great Erich Kleiber, he detests routine performing, and always gives his utmost whenever he conducts. This film gives us a fascinating glimpse into the brilliant…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
5300