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Two unpublished performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: Celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays two of her warhorses: Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and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 Classic Archive program presents two of the greatest Wagnerian performers: the tenor Wolfgang Windgassen and the soprano Gré Brouwenstijn. First, Windgassen as Parsifal (in the 1964 concert version)performing three excerpts from acts 2 and 3…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7476
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to the Polish conductor Paul Kletzki. Through these archives, we see him conducting the RTF National Orchestra during two recordings in Paris: the first one in 1964 and the second one in 1958. Kletzki…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7425
Here we see Wilhelm Kempff again. This great pianist of the 20th century especially loved performing romantic works. And it’s this repertoire which is given the place of honour in this program. To begin with, the 1st Movement of the Sonata No.22 in A…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7475
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to André, Cluytens one of the few contemporary French conductors to have been acknowledged throughout the world. A great specialist of Ravel’s music for having recorded his complete series for orchestra…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7419
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Hungarian-born pianist Gyorgy Cziffra. He was a controversial figure among music lovers: many felt that his style could both have incredible power and unforgivable dullness. Somehow, his career began in a…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7404
Here we see two of the greatest Russian violinists, Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein who both learnt under the famous Leopold Auer in St Petersburg. At six, the child prodigee Jascha Heifetz first performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, his…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7454

This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to two South American pianists: Claudio Arrau and Jorge Bolet. Great maestro of Romantic music, Claudio Arrau allows us to appreciate his great talent during a recording in 1961 in London of a performance…

Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7427
This episode presents the three Menuhins: Yehudi, Hephzibah and Jeremy. The first three works are by Bartok and were recorded in 1973. Contrasts for clarinet, violin and piano, performed by Yehudi Menuhin, his son and the clarinettist, Thea King, is…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7450
This Classic Archive episode presents Arthur Grumiaux for the second time. This violinist came from the Franco-Belgian school and was heir to great violinists such as Bériot, Vieuxtemps and Ysaÿe. In 1965, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, he performed…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7473