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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
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…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6805
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
Inner Landscape is a documentary about the creation of the chamber opera Si Fan, composed by Chinese composer Guo Wenjing for the Dutch ‘Nieuw Ensemble’. In Si Fan (‘yearnings of love’), Guo combines traditional opera from his native Sichuan with his…
Length
91 mins
Prog. No.
6159
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…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5535
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…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5536
What happens behind the scenes of a movie production? How does a director handle his actors and his team? What is the social and political background of each film production? Is it something that had an effect on the success of a film? This series of…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6810
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
The essence of Verdi’s Requiem can be found in the words Libera me - “Free me”. The great composer employs every means at his disposal to portray man as prisoner of himself, with both his fear of death and yearning for salvation. Recording Dates: 14…
Length
93 mins
Prog. No.
6780
To fill in a gap in music history: This miniseries tells the story of some of the amazingly strong female composers and their hidden orchestral music, narrated by the charismatic Norwegian conductor Cathrine Winnes. We follow their fights as they…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
6571