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The great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is greatly admired for his interpretive insight, note-perfect control of the tonal qualities, and shadings of color in his voice, for exceptional rhythmic sense and impeccable diction. His reputation…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7500
From 1982 to 1992 Frank Scheffer worked with John Cage on many different occasions, which resulted in a unique archive of historical audio-visual material. Based on this unique archive, including interviews, musical performances and images of…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
5916
To celebrate the occasion of his 200th birthday on 1 March 2010, this film shows little known facets of Frédéric Chopin: the passionate opera fan, the admirer of the great female singers of his time, the advocate of the aesthetics of bel canto – the…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5805
This film essay focuses on the music of Claude Chalhoub, a highly gifted violinist and composer from Lebanon, who was classically trained at the Royal College of Music in London. When Chalhoub composes and plays, he has abstract visions – he…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5731
The Symphony No. 5 in E minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was composed between May and August 1888. It was first performed, under Tchaikovsky's own baton, in St Petersburg on November 6, 1888. While composing the symphony, Tchaikovsky constantly…
Length
48 mins
Prog. No.
5608
In the fifties, Pierre Henry provoked a scandal by inventing Musique Concrète with Pierre Schaeffer. Music was no longer written with notes on a score for instrumentalists but was based on sounds and noises from our environment., collected, edited…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7773
In August of 2007, Anne-Sophie Mutter performed the world premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's 2nd violin concerto in Lucerne with conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker. This piece by the Russian composer (born in 1931) is an…
Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
5786
The Film is an expedition to the life and work of the French–American composer Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), a composer who made Frank Scheffer, become fascinated by music made in the 20th century. Varèse is a visionary composer, who on his own has…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7787
“We are not a couple in the traditional sense. And that is exactly what is so paradoxical – a musical couple can become even more intimate with one another than a couple in love”. This is how Gidon Kremer describes his long partnership with Martha…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
5776
The outstanding singer Max Lorenz was Hitler’s favourite tenor. But he was married to a Jewess and he was also homosexual. The biography of this outstanding Wagner singer is closely bound up with the story of Haus Wahnfried in Bayreuth. Tracing his…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5692