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Music by Guiseppe Verdi and Johann Sebastian Bach sweeps the viewer along as the camera paints impressionistic images. A fondness for detail brings the subject matter vibrantly to life and conveys the message without a single word. 3 episodes from 9…
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
0213
The Czech composer based his libretto on the play "Le Voyage de Thésée" by his friend and trusted source of inspiration, Georges Neveux. Martinu is said to have written the opera for Maria Callas. In this production, the role is sung by the…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
0583
Charlie Parker and Leonard Bernstein, Steve Reich and Philip Glass all praised the blind vagabond Moondog as one of the great musical visionaries of our century.
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
1136
These six episodes have been recorded in the wonderful 18th century baroque castle "Schloß Heidecksburg" in Germany. The ensembles and the soloists play chamber music from German and French composers like Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Debussy, Bizet…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
1313
"Il Ballo delle Ingrate" is based on the Idea that the "Ingrate" (women who have been hard-hearted in love) should return to earth from hell to warn the ladies in the audience against a similar fate. The warning is not expressed in the form of…
Length
40 mins
Prog. No.
3451
J.S.Bach's arrangement of the "Stabat Mater" by G.B. Pergolesi has been produced in Italy, in the Villa Medici Giulini, which was built in 1643. The room with its great acoustics was named Zuccarelli Hall after Francesco Zuccarelli who, in the late…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
5038
In the baroque church of Dornheim, where Bach married his first wife Maria Barbara, Anner Bylsma plays Bach's 1st and 5th cello suite on a period instrument. The six cello suites by Bach are considered an essential part of the cello repertoire and…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
5079
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet was the first quartet in the West to play Shostakovich's late three quartets. Shostakovich himself came to England to work with the young musicians. 30 years later the Fitzwilliam String Quartet plays the 14th quartet…
Length
38 mins
Prog. No.
5339
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
5500
Alfred Brendel is arguably the most outstanding exponent of Schubert's piano music currently before the public, a man capable of bringing to vibrant life not only the verve of this music but also its poetic intensity and intellectual depth. In this…
Length
35 mins
Prog. No.
5645