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The Gypsy Influence investigates the tremendous influence of so-called Gypsy music on classical composers from Haydn to Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, to Lehár and Kálmán, Ligeti and Kurtág. In a second narrative, closely connected to the first, the…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6805
Celebrated in his day not only as a great composer he was also admired as an outstanding pianist who was a peerless interpreter of his own works including the piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. It is well known that he was in…
Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
6125
Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi were the two most celebrated artists of the second half of the last century. Made into hostile enemies by their admirers, the two became untouchable goddesses of the opera. To their fans, Callas was known as “the…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5536
After the pilot episode "Sound-Treck Austria", the second part of the series takes us on a documentary journey through Norway. ­We explore the roots of traditional music in this relatively young nation and trace its modern manifestations. We discover…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6585
Two men without whom the profession of conductor wouldn’t be what it is today. Two men who couldn’t have been any more different from each other: Arturo Toscanini and Wilhelm Furtwängler. One of them was a visionary, rigorously faithful to the…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5535
SECRET SONG tells the riveting story of the love affair behind the creation of one of the greatest works of 20th-century music— Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite. Featuring performances by Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet, and blending documentary…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
6123
What happens behind the scenes of a movie production? How does a director handle his actors and his team? What is the social and political background of each film production? Is it something that had an effect on the success of a film? This series of…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6810
They invented wine. They have their own church and pope, the Catholicos. Their capital Yerevan is 2700 years old, their writing culture ancient, the literacy rate at 100 percent. Yet above all, the small country on the sunny side of the Caucasus at…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6798
Just before celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the Berlin based Artemis Quartet goes through one of its most turbulent years to date. When the last founding member, cellist Eckart Runge, decides to leave the quartet in 2018, with second violinist…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
6818
Together with Hans Haffmans, Dutch radio and television presenter, Bernard Haitink is reflecting on his long career and his life and he is looking forward to the future. The film turns out to be a very moving portrait of a man who can’t enjoy his…
Length
49 mins
Prog. No.
6432