159 results
They started out in 1981 as a New York City street band, playing jazz, gospel and classics. Now they're an internationally acclaimed quartet forming a tighly-knit unit with their own distinctive identity, performing both traditional and experimental…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0511
Rodolfo Mederos is a bandoneonist, a composer with an enormous oeuvre, one of the authorities on the tango – and an inspiration to new generations of musicians. Born in Buenos Aires and still living there, the city has always been his muse. And this…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
5704
Shortly after the Wall came down, the Austrian conductor Otmar Suitner ended his long-standing career at the State Opera in East Berlin. Parkinson syndrome was causing his hands to tremble. A conductor who had achieved world fame at Bayreuth could…
Length
103 mins
Prog. No.
5787
In May 2009, twenty-nine of the world’s best young pianists converged in Fort Worth, Texas for a once in a lifetime chance at gold in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Emmy-winning director Peter Rosen follows these…
Length
92 mins
Prog. No.
5816
The most spectacular concert of African music ever staged, featuring nothing but Africa’s finest musicians performing before an audience of more than 50,000 at the recent AFRICA LIVE Roll Back Malaria Concert in Dakar, Senegal. Artists include…
Length
27 mins
Prog. No.
7302
The film tells the story of classical black singing set against the background of black emancipation in politics and society. We hear the great Afro-American singers talk about their views. Historical and contemporary film extracts.
Length
102 mins
Prog. No.
5022
The Japanese pianist Aki Takase is a veritable typhoon of power and clarity. Her playing shows what can happen when the European rules of melody, harmony and rhythm come face to face with a distinctly Asian way of thinking!
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
0540
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
134 mins
Prog. No.
6418
Alongside his classical career, the remarkable violinist Gilles Apap regularly teaches Western classical music to the students of the Benares University in India. In this documentary, Gilles Apap takes us on a musical journey from his house in the…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
7304
More than anyone, the composer Georges Aperghis embodies contemporary musical theatre. As a master of meticulous observation marked by a strong sense of humour, he has invented a new alliance between words, sound and visual elements. Musicians become…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
7305