125 results
A television film about a single work, Modest Mussorgski’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Written as a tribute to a lost friend, Victor Alexandrovich Hartmann, it is a strange and moving masterpiece which has become Mussorgski’s most popular work. It…
Length
97 mins
Prog. No.
3662
At the close of the 19th century, Vienna presented to the world a picture of ordered elegance and dignified gaiety, but beneath the surface the corruption and hollowness of the late Hapsburg Empire produced widespread and deep-seated confusion and so…
Length
64 mins
Prog. No.
3675
A retrospective view of twenty years in the life of this Soviet-born master pianist who has lived in the West since 1963. We have been producing films and television programmes with Vladimir Ashkenazy since 1966 and this one spans the entire period…
Length
66 mins
Prog. No.
3676
This is the first of two films about the music of Tchaikovsky, written and directed by Christopher Nupen. It covers the period from the first tentative stirrings of Tchaikovsky's musical talent to the time of the composition of Eugene Onegin and the…
Length
71 mins
Prog. No.
3677
This is the second of Christopher Nupen's films about Tchaikovsky and it continues his examination of Tchaikovsky's preoccupation with the idea of fate as a governing force in our lives. The first film (Tchaikovsky's Women) focused on the young…
Length
86 mins
Prog. No.
3678
This is a film in two parts with one of the finest performing musicians of the 20th century; an artist whose career spanned 73 years and who won the admiration and respect of virtually every international musician of his time and their genuine…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
3680
The final concert during the Münchner Klaviersommer 1992 in the sold-out Philharmonie was given by Wynton Marsalis and his septet. The only 31 years young star trumpet player presented one of his own jazz suite under the title of „In This House, On…
Length
116 mins
Prog. No.
6291
I believe that there are thousands, perhaps millions, of people in the world who will say that Schubert is their favourite composer, but if questioned will not dare to put him on the level of Beethoven or Bach or Mozart. I have encountered this…
Length
81 mins
Prog. No.
3682
Lord Yehudi Menuhin, relaxing at his home in the Greek isles, tells the story of his wonderful career on the eve of his 80th birthday. A wealth of rare archival material illustrates this highly informative and entertaining profile of the world's…
Length
117 mins
Prog. No.
7389
Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk... these names are synonymous with the great Jazz Age. But how many people know Alfred Lion and Frank Wolff, to whom we owe the recorded memory of our Jazz legends? Two German…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
0567