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For its 15th anniversary, the Verbier Festival has once again brought together the most prestigious artists in classical music. This series of TV programmes presents the very best of the 28 concerts
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7821
This film essay focuses on the music of Claude Chalhoub, a highly gifted violinist and composer from Lebanon, who was classically trained at the Royal College of Music in London. When Chalhoub composes and plays, he has abstract visions – he…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5731
It was on the spur of the moment that András Schiff and a few of his friends decided to establish the Cappella. The pianist’s quirky humour is reflected in the rather ambiguous name of the ensemble, “Andrea Barca”. Schiff is fond of telling the story…
Length
74 mins
Prog. No.
5726
In the fifties, Pierre Henry provoked a scandal by inventing Musique Concrète with Pierre Schaeffer. Music was no longer written with notes on a score for instrumentalists but was based on sounds and noises from our environment., collected, edited…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7773
For its 14th edition, the Verbier Festival has once again brought together the most prestigious artists in classical music. This series of 12 TV programmes presents the highlights of Verbier 2007.
Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
7776
David Fray’s sparkling talent is such that he is one of the few pianists of the new generation to have signed an exclusive recording contract recently with one of the current majors, Virgin Classics. In January 2008 he recorded a programme entirely…
Length
97 mins
Prog. No.
7837
The Europa Concert 2008 took place in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow. The Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle have been heard with works by Stravinsky, Bruch and Beethoven. Soloist is the Russian Violin player Vadim…
Length
79 mins
Prog. No.
5697
Movies are the resolution of a conflict between light and shadows. Light reveals truth and shadows obscure it, with a broad base of tonality in between. These six Bach sonatas have been recorded in one of Germany’s most beautiful Baroque halls in…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5719
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado performed a Russian night at Lucerne. Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem The Tempest is based on the famous play by Shakespeare and shares many similarities in musical structure with Tchaikowsky’s better…
Length
87 mins
Prog. No.
5725
Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is the last Symphony the composer completed. When Bruckner sent it in 1897 to Hermann Levi, the conductor who had lead his 7th to great success, he did not understand this very different work at all and…
Length
76 mins
Prog. No.
5616