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Pino di Pianopoli lives in music. Here he is seen in a sprightly dialogue with his pals, the duo pianists Joseph and Anthony Paratore. He tells us the stories behind the music and how it came to be. Music by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Ravel,…
Length
26 mins
Prog. No.
5259
Many people regard this building - designed by Gottfried Semper, the famous architect of the nineteenth century - as Germany’s most beautiful opera house. It was Semper’s second opera building in Dresden - the Grosse Königliche Theater (Grand Royal…
Length
28 mins
Prog. No.
5369
When the Ferris wheel lifts visitors over the rooftops of the French trading town, a vaulted half cylinder catches the eye amidst the sea of buildings — the Lyon Opera House. This is the work of architect Jean Nouvel, who placed a steel and glass…
Length
28 mins
Prog. No.
5370
After being razed by a fire, Naples’ traditional royal opera house, the Teatro di San Carlo, was rebuilt in record time under the direction of architect Antonio Niccolini, reopening on 12 January 1817. The building exemplifies Italian opera house…
Length
28 mins
Prog. No.
5371
“The boy with the Wig - Kids on Mozart” shows the fascination of the children for Mozart. In the 30-minute film children have the podium: boys and girls aged between eight and eleven recount Mozart’s life in their own words. In this way, an at times…
Length
29 mins
Prog. No.
5520
In their new series EuroArts presents audio-visual concert guides to masterpieces of classical music. The guides allow listeners to experience and enjoy great music from the Baroque to the present day in an entirely new way by offering a combination…
Length
28 mins
Prog. No.
5601
In their new series EuroArts presents audio-visual concert guides to masterpieces of classical music. The guides allow listeners to experience and enjoy great music from the Baroque to the present day in an entirely new way by offering a combination…
Length
28 mins
Prog. No.
5603
The Surprise Symphony is the best known of the over 100 symphonies by Haydn. Its second movement is the most popular and gave the symphony its name: legend has it that the sudden beat of the timpani was meant to rouse members of the audience who had…
Length
23 mins
Prog. No.
5605
In the eyes of his contemporaries, Johannes Brahms’s violin concerto was so different from everything that had come before that, after the premiere, a critic stated that it wasn’t a concerto, but a “symphony with violin obligato”. In an interview,…
Length
29 mins
Prog. No.
5607
The “Bolero”, originally composed as a ballet, is Maurice Ravel's most successful work at all. The world famous melody of the “Bolero” has been featured in popular music, motion pictures and even video games. Pianist and writer Paul Roberts vividly…
Length
15 mins
Prog. No.
5610