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This recording provides us with a portrait of a man whose conducting technique contrasts fascinatingly with that of the other conductors in the "Great Conductors" series. Sir Georg Solti's rehearsal and performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture…

Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5303

An exploration of the Prometheus myth through the works of four composers, evocatively visualized by television director Christopher Swann. Ludwig van Beethoven "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus" Franz Liszt "Prometheus" Alexander Scriabin "Promethée",…

Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
0194

Claude Debussy Trois Nocturnes Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Length
48 mins
Prog. No.
0239
The programme is a musical celebration of the nativity, featuring many traditional carols, illustrated by pictures by the Old Masters from the National Gallery in London. With music by Handel and Vaughan Williams.
Length
46 mins
Prog. No.
3610

Leonard Bernstein based his Serenade for violin and orchestra on Plato's "Symposium". Like every work by Bernstein, the Serenade is rife with melodic and rhythmic vibrancy and originality.

Length
47 mins
Prog. No.
0144

Carlos Kleiber is far too sensitive and self-critical to maintain an broken relationship with the public. He hates routine, and his appearances are often months apart - one reason why his agreement to this film recording was considered quite a coup…

Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
5299
Carlos Kleiber is paradox - a conductor who dislikes performing in public. Son of the great Erich Kleiber, he detests routine performing, and always gives his utmost whenever he conducts. This film gives us a fascinating glimpse into the brilliant…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
5300

A popular programme performed in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Ceský Krumlov castle gardens in the Czech Republic.

Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
1183
'Rejoice' is a celebration of seasonal songs and traditional carols. An outstanding item on this programme is the performance of Elgar's little known "Starlight Express" which was written for a Victorian children's play. Works by Mozart are also…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
5150

Petula Clark in a special concert celebrating the New Year at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
5163