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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
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
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
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
With “Classic Archive”, Medici Arts has added a new series to its catalogue. It features great performances by legendary artists, lovingly restored using the finest state-of-the-art technology. Among the rediscovered treasures are recitals by soprano…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7842
This film gives us unique insight into the dedication and involvement of one of the world's greatest conductors. The programme includes footage of rehearsals and performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Gustav…
Length
59 mins
Prog. No.
0561
Humour, sarcasm, grotesqueness - and not least an overriding pessimism - are characteristics not only found in Dmitry Shostakovich himself but also in his music. The film intends to be as authentic as possible in portraying the composer, neither…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5573
This film features the first collaboration between Daniel Hope and Daniel Harding, although they have known and cherished each other for a long time. The film reveals pictures of the two sympathetic and charismatic musicians working as a team in such…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
5944
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