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The Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko opens with Beethoven’s opera Fidelio. The symphonic impulse that boldly drives Beethoven’s music forward would exert a decisive influence on Wagner. Fidelio has…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
6807
Sir John Falstaff is an anarchist who obeys only the reign of his own enjoyment, an egoist who feeds only his power-hunger and his own flesh, and who would prefer to raze the small-minded morals of his contemporaries like the walls of a fortress – by…
Length
160 mins
Prog. No.
6815
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
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…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
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…
Length
49 mins
Prog. No.
6432
The French Baroque opera Hippolyte et Aricie carries its audience away into a realm of wonders with magnificent dance and choir scenes and the greatest possible multitude of musical forms. Philippe Rameau, a French contemporary of Bach and Handel,…
Length
153 mins
Prog. No.
6431
This opera film is based on Jan Schmidt-Garre‘s highly acclaimed stage production of Beethoven‘s Fidelio. The producers carefully filmed and edited several performances. By using additional footage of Jacquelyn Wagner as Leonore the stage production…
Length
115 mins
Prog. No.
6485
A documentary with extraordinary and previously unpublished material about the “world‘s foremost composer of tango music” – Astor Piazzolla.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) revolutionized the tango. His tango…
Length
94 mins
Prog. No.
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…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6792
Copernicus, the man behind the title of the opera, brought the revolution that radically changed man’s way of seeing things, shifting from the earth to the sun and its sacred flames. Barely a few stories – for there is no dramatic conflict here, no…
Length
95 mins
Prog. No.
6532