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Two unpublished performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: Celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays two of her warhorses: Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and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 a program entirely dedicated to Béla Bartók, the Hugarian composer, with the performance of his 44 duos for two violins. These duos, composed in 1931, were commissioned by a music teacher and were originally…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7467
This episode of Classic Archive introduces Yehudi Menuhin, one of the violin’s “maestros”. From the age of eight, he showed the talents of a child prodigy and begged his teacher to be allowed to work on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, op.61.…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7435
In this episode of Classic Archive, we meet with the pianist Alfred Brendel whose repertoire has long given Beethoven pride of place. (In 1960 Brendel became the first pianist ever to record the entire piano works of this composer on the Vox label).…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7461
This episode of Classic Archive presents different works by Richard Strauss. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was one of the greatest performers of Richard Strauss' music, and the role of the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier is one of her favourites. Here we…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7469
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to pianist Julius Katchen, one of the greatest American pianists of the 20th Century. We watch him performing Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dances n°4 & 5, recorded in France in 1966 for the " Discorama " TV…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
7415
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1962, he made his first appearance on French TV and performed the two bourrée of the Third Suite in C major by Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1970, again for French TV, he…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7470
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to one of the greatest French cellists, André Navarra. Here we are given the rare opportunity to see three of his performances at the Mai Musical de Bordeaux Festival. Firstly in 1964, when Navarra…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7448
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to the great contemporary French composer, Francis Poulenc. Throughout this program, he accompanies friends Denise Duval, Jacques Février and Jean-Pierre Rampal on the piano. Firstly, in 1959 at the Salle…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7464
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to a great Russian violinist, Leonid Kogan. His arrival in the West was seen as a renewal of the Russian violin school and his cold and sober charisma deeply influenced several generations. Kogan liked…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7429