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“Jazz is more than just a style of music”, says Amro Salah. “It’s about freedom.” Salah, a jazz pianist, is an enthusiastic promoter of the genre. Every year he organises the Cairo Jazz Festival, but doesn’t view himself as a festival director: He is…
Length
82 mins
Prog. No.
6441
This Classic Archive program is devoted to Emil Gilels, one of the most famous ambassadors of the Russian school of piano, and Stanislas Neuhaus, son of Heinrich Neuhaus. France discovered Emil Gilel’s great talent when the Cold War forced him to…
Length
50 mins
Prog. No.
7400
He was nicknamed “King Arthur”, for Arthur Rubinstein was undoubtedly the king of the 20th century pianists. Best known as an interpreter of the romantic composers, especially Chopin, Rubinstein did not neglect any music genre. With the episode of…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7401
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to the violonist Nathan Milstein. Milstein firmly belongs to the great Russian family of violin giants, along with Jascha Heifetz and David Oïstrakh. He was both authoritarian with others and contradictory…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7402
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to the careers of two child prodigies who became exceptional pianists: Solomon and Claudio Arrau. Displaying his legendary sobriety and refinement, Solomon performs Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7403
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Hungarian-born pianist Gyorgy Cziffra. He was a controversial figure among music lovers: many felt that his style could both have incredible power and unforgivable dullness. Somehow, his career began in a…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7404
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to pianist Hephzibah Menuhin: Yehudi’s younger sister. It was no easy task to make a name for herself in the shadow of such a prestigious brother. Yet, Hephzibah managed to find her way, championed by…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7405
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Rita Streich, a small and slender soprano. Her face was heart-shaped and she had a silvery timbre. In war-torn Berlin, Rita Streich rehearsed tirelessly. When World War II ended, she studied with Erna…
Length
51 mins
Prog. No.
7406
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to famed British conductor Sir Colin Davis. A former clarinet player, Sir Colin here conducts a polished BBC Orchestra performance of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s " Symphony n°3 in E flat minor (Eroica) " at…
Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7407
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Russian violinist David Oïstrakh, whose nickname was the " Eastern Paganini ". His talents were soon noticed, both in the USSR as well as abroad, particularly when he won the Ysaye competition in Brussels…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7408