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In the mid 19th century, the free spirited gypsy cigarerra from the Tabaco factory of Seville scandalizes the world and right away becomes a symbol of the modern, independent woman. For more than a century musicians, singers, directors, researchers…
Length
65 mins
Prog. No.
6163
Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin. We see never-seen-before vintage filmed performance clips and home movies of Jascha Heifetz and learn that he was the first truly modern violin virtuoso, the man about whom Itzhak…
Length
88 mins
Prog. No.
5853
He has performed in 3,400 performances in over 130 roles, and conducted upwards of 450 performances; is General Director of both the Washington National and Los Angeles Operas. In opera terms you just can’t climb any higher than Plácido Domingo. Now…
Length
74 mins
Prog. No.
5854
To celebrate the occasion of his 200th birthday on 1 March 2010, this film shows little known facets of Frédéric Chopin: the passionate opera fan, the admirer of the great female singers of his time, the advocate of the aesthetics of bel canto – the…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5805
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
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
The six Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach rank among the undisputed favorites of all baroque fans. They have become a firm fixture in music education and an integral part of our international musical heritage. So what’s their secret? The…
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
5611
The film recounts the life of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich from the perspective of a film director, played by Armin Mueller-Stahl, who is shooting a movie about Shostakovich. While editing the film, the director shifts through scenes from feature…
Length
80 mins
Prog. No.
6357
The Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler is arguably the best known Mahler symphony. The musical canvas and emotional scope of the work are huge. Herbert von Karajan said once that when you hear Mahler's Fifth, “you forget that time has passed. A great…
Length
68 mins
Prog. No.
5617
No composer before Mahler had ever devoted himself exclusively to two genres so apparently incompatible as the intimate lied and the grandiose symphony. Thus it is fascinating in “Das Lied von der Erde” to see him combining, at this late stage of his…
Length
62 mins
Prog. No.
5619