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Two unpublished performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: Celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays two of her warhorses: Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and Prokofiev’s third, which are both technically demanding and prove to be an ideal…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
7985
This episode of Classic Archive presents the French pianist Robert Casadesus. During his career, he met the composer Ravel and they became great friends. In 1960, he performed his Sonatine for British TV. Casadesus, a lover of French music, often…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7468
In this episode of Classic Archive we discover one of the major pianists of the 20th century: Wilhelm Kempff. All thoughout his career, he imposed himself as one of the greatest performers of German romantic music and more particularly Beethoven.…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7474
This new program of Classic Archive introduces one of the greatest opera myths, Maria Callas. She was not only a diva but also a tragic and romantic heroine. In the first part of the program, in 1965, in France, Maria Callas is accompanied by the…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7455
This episode of Classic Archive presents the conductor Herbert von Karajan. Appointed in 1955 to the lifelong post of music director to the Berlin Philharmonic, he accepted in 1969 to become music advisor to the Orchestre de Paris with whom he built…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
7447
This program of Classic Archive presents two of the greatest voices of the century, Tito Gobbi and Maria Callas. Both were “divas” at times but also incontestably great actors. First, Tito Gobbi in different opera arias, in 1958, with the London…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7456
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to the soprano Irmgard Seefried. We are invited to listen to different performances of Strauss, Mahler and a splendid performance of Quattro Canzoni of Werner played by the ORTF National Orchestra. Once…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7416
This episode of Classic Archive pays homage to the great pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch. Through these archives, we attend recitals given in the studios of the BBC where Benno Moiseiwitsch performs several pieces by Robert Schumann, his favorite composer…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7422
This episode of Classic Archive focuses on two of Germany’s most famous sopranos. Gundula Janowitz’s intelligence is a far cry from the temperamental prima donnas, firmly in accord with her own time. Let us start by listening to her performance of an…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7409
In this episode of Classic Archive we are given the rare chance to witness the virtuosity of Henryk Szeryng, the Polish violinist. The archives present a very varied repertoire recorded from 1962 to 1964 for French television, in which Szeryng is…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
7445