146 results
Portrait of a film: The White Ribbon is the tenth feature film by Austrian director Michael Haneke, released in 2009. In 1913, a small village in Germany, firmly anchored in a rigorous Lutheran tradition, is the setting for a number of strange…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
6218
Released in 1987, "Wall Street" is Oliver Stone's fifth feature film. This is the first fiction film to depict in such a widely documented way the American world of high finance at the time of the great deregulation during Reagan’s presidency. Oliver…
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54 mins
Prog. No.
6790
Known as the last dictatorship of Europe, you wouldn’t think Belarus would be home to some of the most ground breaking and provocative theatre productions currently being produced. However, in the outskirts of Minsk, near forgotten villages, in…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
6082
In summer 2007, the New York Philharmonic received an invitation that was unprecedented in the orchestra's history. North Korea, the world's most isolated and secluded country and technically at war with the United States, invited the orchestra to…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
5705
Andrés Segovia died on the 2nd June 1987 at the age of 94. His career was one of the longest and most distinguished in the history of music. He gave his first concert in Granada in 1909 at the age of 16 and his last in Miami 78 years later only a few…
Length
49 mins
Prog. No.
3646
Just before celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the Berlin based Artemis Quartet goes through one of its most turbulent years to date. When the last founding member, cellist Eckart Runge, decides to leave the quartet in 2018, with second violinist…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
6818
In 1972, when Vladimir Ashkenazy was at a new peak both in his playing and in his career, we planned with him to shoot two recitals for television, one Chopin and one Beethoven. For quite some time he had been extremely reluctant to perform in…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
3641
In 1972, when Vladimir Ashkenazy was at a new peak both in his playing and in his career, we planned with him to shoot two recitals for television, one Chopin and one Beethoven. For quite some time, Ashkenazy had been extremely reluctant to perform…
Length
47 mins
Prog. No.
3642
Vladimir Ashkenazy has had a particular affection for the music of Rachmaninoff throughout his professional life, and his performances have long had the ring both of authenticity and of deep commitment. This is not surprising in a Russian-born and…
Length
48 mins
Prog. No.
3673
In March of 2004, the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London cancelled its contract with Deborah Voigt. The official reason given by the casting director: too fat. The opera world was outraged. Since when can't opera singers be overweight? Since Callas…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5597