188 results
The composer Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, a few miles outside Paris, in 1862. While a pupil at the Conservatoire, he composed music that did not conform to the theory of the times. He contradicted his teachers by claiming that…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
6669
This recording of Sergiu Celibidache and the Münchner Philharmoniker gives a unique impression of Celibidache’s personality as a conductor. In an intimate rehearsal of Prokofiev’s Symphonie Classique, it lets the viewer experience the process of…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
6653
Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style and his innovative musical expressions made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, countless international music awards and popular accolades worldwide…
Length
137 mins
Prog. No.
6418
This film traces the unlikely journey of a lock of hair cut from Beethoven's corpse and unravels the mystery of his tortured life and death. The film begins in modern times when a pair of Beethoven enthusiasts, Ira Brilliant and Dr Alfredo “Che”…
Length
84 mins
Prog. No.
6394
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
A 45-minute feature on the subject "love", taking as an example the relationships between Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The film presents Hélène Grimaud playing excerpts from Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Staatskapelle Dresden…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
6349
Lalo Schifrin featured as a pianist and conductor for this concert, recorded live from the Philharmonie in Munich. He appeared with members of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and soloists Ray Brown (double bass), Grady Tate (drums) and the Australian…
Length
145 mins
Prog. No.
6343
The starting point of Shchedrin's composition is the tune from Chopin's Prelude in C minor No.28 Op.20. Recorded in the Kongressaal in Munich, it is performed by Rodion Shchedrin himself, Nicolas Economou, Paul Gulda and the American jazz pianist…
Length
16 mins
Prog. No.
6342
Three of today's most exciting keyboard artists were recorded live, as they gave an open-air concert in the Salzburg Cathedral square. The programme features solos, duets and trios for both acoustic and computer-aided piano, from the classical and…
Length
96 mins
Prog. No.
6329
Recorded at the Munich Philharmonie, this programme features performances of Mozart's Piano Sonata in B flat Major K333 and a selection from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier by Gulda, who also plays some of his own compositions. He is joined by Herbie…
Length
69 mins
Prog. No.
6328