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Two unpublished performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: Celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays two of her warhorses: Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and Prokofiev’s third, which are both technically demanding and prove to be an ideal…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
7985
This Classic Archive program is devoted to Emil Gilels, one of the most famous ambassadors of the Russian school of piano, and Stanislas Neuhaus, son of Heinrich Neuhaus. France discovered Emil Gilel’s great talent when the Cold War forced him to…
Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
7400
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to famed British conductor Sir Colin Davis. A former clarinet player, Sir Colin here conducts a polished BBC Orchestra performance of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s " Symphony n°3 in E flat minor (Eroica) " at…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7407

This episode of Classic Archive pays homage to the Russian violinist, David Oïstrakh. Here we see him with his faithful friend Lev Oborin sharing with us Beethoven’s Sonata in F major, Schubert’s Duo in A major and Brahms’ Scherzo in C minor that he…

Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7423
This episode of Classic Archive presents the Vegh Quartet, one of the greatest chamber music groups of our time. Created in 1940 by the famous Hungarian violinist Sándor Vegh, the Quartet played for almost forty years without changing any of its…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7436
This episode of Classic Archive is dedicated to the French pianist Samson François. Despite a short career, he gained worldwide acclaim for his unusual style of playing. First we see him in 1967, in Paris, performing Grieg’s Pianoforte concerto in A…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7441
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to pianist Hephzibah Menuhin: Yehudi’s younger sister. It was no easy task to make a name for herself in the shadow of such a prestigious brother. Yet, Hephzibah managed to find her way, championed by…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7405
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to the violonist Nathan Milstein. Milstein firmly belongs to the great Russian family of violin giants, along with Jascha Heifetz and David Oïstrakh. He was both authoritarian with others and contradictory…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7402

This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Italian conductor Carlo-Maria Giulini, one of the last figures of the great Italian tradition. Conducting with his eyes closed like Karajan, the maestro brings forth a mystical dimension, heard in this…

Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7413
This program of Classic Archive introduces Leopold Stokowski, the great British conductor who early in his career left England for the United States. In this film he returns to his birthplace and performs Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the London…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7459