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Classical music is often thought of as being austere, ponderous and stern. Yet there are examples that were explicitly intended to be the exact opposite. "Carnival of the Animals" is one of those compositions. Regarded as being plain fun by Saint…
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6794
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…
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49 mins
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6432
The essence of Verdi’s Requiem can be found in the words Libera me - “Free me”. The great composer employs every means at his disposal to portray man as prisoner of himself, with both his fear of death and yearning for salvation. Recording Dates: 14…
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93 mins
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6780
Docs for Sale idfa Luminous A documentary with extraordinary and previously unpublished material about the “world‘s foremost composer of tango music” – Astor Piazzolla. The Argentine bandoneon player and composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)…
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94 mins
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7884
Does tango make one happy or lonely? This is unclear. What is clear is that it is addictive. Singles find people they can embrace. Couples reignite a flare. Tango is a spectacle when mastered, especially as the dancers are exquisitely costumed. Five…
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52 mins
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6792
In 2018 Yannick Nézet-Séguin will end his tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for which he will stay Honorary Conductor to become Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Yannick has worked with many leading European orchestras and…
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75 mins
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5580
Recalling a life of love, tyranny and triumph, Zuzana Ruzickova endured forty years of persecution in Czechoslovakia for her refusal to join the Communist Party, while becoming a legendary harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach around the world. ‘I…
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83 mins
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6422
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) is considered today one of the founding fathers of the 17th century German school, whose influence on composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, his spiritual son, cannot be overestimated. Not only was he an indisputable…
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95 mins
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6752
In this pilot to a new series about the European musical heritage, soul musician Joy Denalane embarks on a journey to Austria to encounter the world of folk music. For centuries, this musical genre has provided a vital space for love and romanticism,…
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45 mins
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6757
Waltraud Meier‘s talent, perfectionism, charisma, unmatched stage presence, text studies and complete devotion to the art of singing have not only made her one of the greatest opera singers of our time, but also one of the most significant performers…
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52 mins
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6480