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1970 was the 200th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth and, to mark the occasion, Daniel Barenboim and Christopher Nupen collaborated on a thirteen-part series about the man and his music. Close friends at the time, Barenboim as artist and…
Length
300 mins
Prog. No.
3700-3711
A television film about a single work, Modest Mussorgski’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Written as a tribute to a lost friend, Victor Alexandrovich Hartmann, it is a strange and moving masterpiece which has become Mussorgski’s most popular work. It…
Length
97 mins
Prog. No.
3662
Lord Yehudi Menuhin, relaxing at his home in the Greek isles, tells the story of his wonderful career on the eve of his 80th birthday. A wealth of rare archival material illustrates this highly informative and entertaining profile of the world's…
Length
117 mins
Prog. No.
7389
Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk... these names are synonymous with the great Jazz Age. But how many people know Alfred Lion and Frank Wolff, to whom we owe the recorded memory of our Jazz legends? Two German…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
0567
Sviatoslav Richter's talent was such that Prokofiev's 9th Sonata was dedicated to him, he performed at Stalin's funeral with Oistrakh and Rostropovich and accompanied Schwarzkopf and Fischer-Dieskau. This profile, illustrated by rare and previously…
Length
260 mins
Prog. No.
7351
In the historic Weimar Herder Church Sir John Eliot Gardiner finds the perfect setting for his recording of the Bach Christmas Oratorio. Against the backdrop of the dramatic altar and Lucas Granach paintings, the Monteverdi Choir and the English…
Length
145 mins
Prog. No.
4509
HEREAFTER is a retrospective of the life and work of Gould, seen from today’s point of view. Based a synthesis of all the documents existing on Gould, whether of a musical or of a literary and intellectual nature, this film strives to deal with the…
Length
106 mins
Prog. No.
7331
Herbert Blomstedt appears with the Gewandhaus Orchestra for the last time as the Gewandhaus Music Director in this recording. After seven successful years in Leipzig, the maestro performs a work in the Thomas Church that is especially dear to him…
Length
117 mins
Prog. No.
5451
For the first time in Africa, an African organisation, Roll Back Malaria, and Africa’s biggest music star, Youssou N'Dour, organised this spring in Senegal a weekend music festival - AFRICA LIVE 2005 - featuring the top African bands in order to…
Length
104 mins
Prog. No.
7301
Like music lovers the world over, John Nelson believes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of Western music. For years, he has cherished the dream of performing this masterwork in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris with the…
Length
109 mins
Prog. No.
7307