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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
Today’s Classic Archive pays homage to Victoria de los Angeles who, along with Teresa Berganza and Montserrat Caballe, was one of the great Spanish divas of the past century. The selection we have chosen gives a sense of the range of her talent, from…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7494
Today’s Classic Archive affords us the opportunity to rediscover two of the loveliest British voices of the last century. First of all, tenor Peter Pears, whose name is indelibly linked to that of Benjamin Britten. The collaboration between the two…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7493
Arthur Rubinstein's charismatic personality and unique ability to connect with an audience made each of his concert appearances an event. Surprisingly, the vast majority of his recorded output - whether on record or film - was made in the recording…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
8536
Murray Perahia has often been described as an aristocrat of the piano, and with good reason. There is, however, nothing exclusive or intellectual, let alone academic, about his playing. His commanding vision, like his supremely polished virtuosity,…
Length
41 mins
Prog. No.
8543
"Il Ballo delle Ingrate" is based on the Idea that the "Ingrate" (women who have been hard-hearted in love) should return to earth from hell to warn the ladies in the audience against a similar fate. The warning is not expressed in the form of…
Length
40 mins
Prog. No.
3451
This is a celebration of the New Year in words and music, introduced by Andrew Cruikshank.
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
5164
Many people live in a closed world. What happens to them when they step onto an arena where they can be themselves, free of their usual roles and status? In the film Closed we encounter four completely different people who once a week leave their…
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
5924
With an introduction by Sir John Gielgud, this first-rate performance took place at the Winchester Cathedral.
Length
44 mins
Prog. No.
3306
Commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2002, HUNT is a collaboration of choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and multimedia artist Marita Liulia. Praised by audiences and critics alike, the creation has become one of the most significant contemporary…
Length
36 mins
Prog. No.
6170