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Two unpublished performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: Celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays two of her warhorses: Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and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 pays homage to Leopold Stokowski, a magician of great music. This exceptional conductor changed the seating arrangement and took the liberty of arranging and transcribing works by the great composers. This program…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7439
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to the cellist Maurice Gendron. Less renowned than some of his compatriots such as Pierre Fournier and André Navarra, he shows us through these archives that his talent is nevertheless outstanding. First,…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7430
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to the careers of two child prodigies who became exceptional pianists: Solomon and Claudio Arrau. Displaying his legendary sobriety and refinement, Solomon performs Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7403
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Rita Streich, a small and slender soprano. Her face was heart-shaped and she had a silvery timbre. In war-torn Berlin, Rita Streich rehearsed tirelessly. When World War II ended, she studied with Erna…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7406
Byron Janis is regarded as one of the greatest of today's pianists. He has also left his mark on the history of 20th century music history as the first American artist to go to the USSR at the beginning of the 1960’s. In this final program of the…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7477
This episode of Classic Archive pays homage to the violinist Zino Francescatti. Renowned worldwide as the greatest French violinist of his time, he proves his reputation by performing Mozart’s Concerto No.4 with the “Orchestre de la Société des…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7426
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to conductor Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. Although today he is not as famous as some of his contemporaries, he nevertheless achieved quite a remarkable career, conducting as many as 120 orchestras through a wide…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7410
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Jascha Horenstein, a curious character that reminds one of the expressionist period. This conductor masters Beethoven to perfection. He doesn’t miss any subtlety. We are hypnotized by his closed eyes and…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
7420
In this episode of Classic Archive, we meet the Polish violinist Henryk Szeryng again. In the first episode, we appreciated the virtuosity of the violinist in recital. In this new program, we see a performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto, in 1964,…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7466